1 and 2. The immigration compilations do not show the number of immigrants from the British isles under twenty-one years of age.
They show the number under eighteen years of age who came to Canada during the fiscal year 1927-28 as 14,523, of whom 8,479 were males and 6,044 were females. The total immigration from the British isles was 51,552. It is impossible to show from the statistics the number between fourteen and twenty-one.
Subtopic: IMMIGRANTS UNDER AGE OF TWENTY-ONE
3. $350 per day. Department furnishing bunker coal only. Owners finding crew, provisions, deck and engine room stores and insuring ship.
4. 3,603 tons.
5. Sydney, N.S., with the exception of 70 tons loaded at Halifax, N.S.
6. Six dollars per ton trimmed on board.
7. To supply bunker fuel for the C.G.S. Montcalm and the SS. Larch while these vessels employed in Hudson strait. The additional quantity was sent to guard against shortage of coal in the event that any casualty should happen that would detain either vessel in the strait.
8. October 24, at 4.45 p.m.
9. Fifteen hundred and eleven tons.
10. 619 tons discharged at marine agency wharf at Dartmouth and supplied to Dominion steamers and agency as required for which department received credit at the rate of $7 per ton. There was no room on .the agency wharf to store the balance and after obtaining several offers for the purchase of the remaining 892 tons, the highest received, that from Messrs. O'Leary, of Halifax, for S5.25 per ton was accepted.
1. In the judicial year ending September 30, 1928, 61. In addition 129 were convicted of illegal possession, many of whom were known to be traffickers. There were also 163 convictions reported by the Bureau of Statistics as "breaches of act not otherwise defined" which very probably includes some cases in that category.
2. (a) 7: English Canadians, 5; French
Canadians, 1; Jewish, 1.
(b) 2: English Canadians, 2.
(c) 1: English Canadians, 1.
3. Nine persons were convicted of "possession" under circumstances which went to show that the drugs were brought into Canada by them: ship's fitter, 1; ship's firemen, 2; ship's greaser, 1; ship's second engineer, 1; ship's clerk, 1; ship's chief stewards, 2; merchant, 1.
4. It, is estimated that there are 8,000 persons in Canada addicted to the use of narcotics.
Subtopic: DRUG TRAFFIC CONVICTIONS
1. What was the outlay on the part of the government of Canada in connection with the miners brought to Canada from England last summer, described on page 428 of Hansard as "cooperation in placing them at harvest work"?
1. The department used its existing organization to place at harvest work such of the harvesters as applied to the department for that purpose. The main part of the distribution work was done by the railways. The staff of the Department of Immigration and Colonization was not increased in any way to look after this work.
2 and 3. (a) By contract and day labour; (b) In 1920-21 work done under contract by the C. S. Boone Dredging & Construction Company, Limited of Toronto. In 1927-28 and 1928-29 work done under agreement by the Russell Construction Company of Toronto. No information as to whether the employees of the contractors were residents of the locality or not.
4. By day labour.
5. $19,555.46, all the work being done by day labour.
Subtopic: OAKVILLE AND BRONTE HARBOURS