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Title Overseas Settlement, 1928
Author Amery, Lieutenant Colonel L S
Date Feb-Nov 1928
Document Type Correspondence; Report
Reference R219-38-5-E Volume 551, Folder 1
Library / Archive Library and Archives Canada
Collection Name High Commission: British Overseas Settlement Board
Description Letters and reports covering agreements made under the Empire Settlement Act with organisations such as Dr Barnardo's for the training for boys and girls, the Church Army, Cossar Boys' Training Farm, Canada Training Farm, Mr Fegan's Homes, the Newcastle Training Scheme for Boys, Church of England Council of Settlement, the Northumberland and Durham Oversea Settlement Committee, Waifs and Strays, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, British Dominions Emigration Society and various others. Includes a report of the Oversea Settlement Committee 1927, a copy of the Parliamentary Debates, Vol. 213, No. 14 and the draft 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 Kent, Newcastle, Northumberland, Durham, England; Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Canada
Nationality English; European
Keywords assisted emigration, child migration, legislation, farm school, farming, agriculture, finance, Canadian Pacific Railway, Barnardos, settlement, female emigration, loan, religion
Language English
Copyright Library and Archives Canada