Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)
I cannot speak altogether
for the Department of External Affairs, but it is a fact that the great majority of those missionaries who go abroad representing the different Canadian churches, are natural born British subjects, born in Canada and therefore do not need naturalization. In the case of French Canadian missionaries abroad, if a missionary happened to have been born in France, coming to Canada later in life, particular pains are usually taken before he goes abroad to secure for him a certificate of naturalization and therefore a Canadian passport. In respect of Manchuria and China I think every effort has been made during these troublesome times to communicate to Canadian nationals such advice as may prove helpful for the protection of themselves and their families.