HC Deb 21 July 1913 vol 55 c1703

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if his attention has been directed to the warning issued by the Trades and Labour Congress, of Toronto, Canada, to the effect that there is an excessive supply of rough labour in Canada and that there are many penniless immigrants in the country, and that the prospects for the winter are that there will be no room for additional workmen in the industrial centres; and if, in view of the above manifesto, he will direct the attention of the Canadian Government to the extraordinary exuberance of immigration agents and railway companies to induce immigrants to leave this country?


I am obliged to my hon. Friend for drawing attention to this matter. I understand that the Canadian emigration authorities in this country have already taken steps to call public attention to the condition of the labour market in the Dominion. Similar action has also been taken by the Emigrants' Information Office.