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Title Overseas Settlement, 1927-1929
Date 1927 - Aug 1929
Document Type Correspondence; Report
Reference R219-38-5-E Volume 550, Folder 1
Library / Archive Library and Archives Canada
Collection Name High Commission: British Overseas Settlement Board
Description Letters and reports covering assistance provided to suitable migrants, a Canadian Pacific Railway scheme to build 100 cottages for migrants, a men's training scheme with the Hudson's Bay Company, Alberta training schemes for youths and young women, farm training schemes, the provision of scholarships, assistance for families, the Clan Donald colony, White Star cottage scheme and training provided for girls by Dr Barnardo's Homes. Also includes the parliamentary debate text for the Empire Settlement Bill.
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 Alberta, Saskatchewan, Canada; Oxford, Hull, Salford, Manchester, England; Scotland
Ports Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality English; Scottish; European
People Amery, Lieutenant Colonel L S
Keywords assisted emigration, child migration, farming, societies, Canadian Pacific Railway, accommodation, finance, farming, farm school, family, education, Young Men's Christian Association, Barnardos, loan
Language English
Copyright Library and Archives Canada