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Title Overseas Settlement, 1922-1923
Author Obed Smith, J; Churchill, Winston S; Amery, Lieutenant Colonel L S
Date Jan 1922 - Feb 1923
Document Type Correspondence; Report
Reference R219-38-5-E Volume 549, Folder 3
Library / Archive Library and Archives Canada
Collection Name High Commission: British Overseas Settlement Board
Description Letters and reports covering end of year reports for the Oversea Settlement Committee, draft agreements between the British and Dominion governments, the movement of single men and women to Canada, medical practitioners allowed to issue medical certificates to emigrants, schemes for women and boys to emigrate and related correspondence.
Series Description Miscellaneous subject files, Canadian High Commission to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Biographical Note / History The Canadian High Commission to Britain was established on 10 June 1880. (Statutes of Canada, 43 Victoria., C11, 1880) When Sir Alexander Galt assumed the position of High Commissioner in 1880, his role was quasi-diplomatic. His responsibility was to conduct the business of the Canadian government in Great Britain. This meant all manner of government activity which would concern Canada, including defence arrangements, trade, finance, immigration, justice, shipping, etc. He was assisted in this work by representatives of various Canadian Government departments. But from the very beginning the High Commissioner began to act in a generally representative capacity and to perform tasks which were comparable to a diplomatic officer. The powers of the High Commissioner grew and by the early years of the twentieth century Lord Strathcona, High Commissioner from 1896-1914,had assumed responsibility for the overwhelming majority of the powers and responsibilities of the Canadian government in Great Britain.(Canada, House of Commons Debates, 5 December 1912).
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Canada
Places Ontario, New Brunswick, Canada
Nationality English; European
Keywords assisted emigration, finance, statistics, child migration, female emigration, soldier, farming, legislation, medical staff, medical examination, Salvation Army, industry
Language English
Copyright Library and Archives Canada