June 16, 1920 (13th Parliament, 4th Session)


Rt. Hon. A. L. SIFTON:


1. Yes. *
2. He arrived at Vancouver on the SS. Empress of Russia the 1st April, 1918.
3. Yes.
4. Baron Schelking and bis wife were not destined to Canada, but to the United States. They were refused entry to the United States by American immigration officers at Vancouver and they made an appeal to Washington. Pending the outcome o-f the appeal Baron Schelking and wife were allowed to remain in Canada. The appeal to- Washington was dismissed and Baron Schelking then made application to remain in Canada, and he and his wife were brought before a Board of Inquiry which resulted in their rejection.
5. That they had come to Canada from Japan instead of from the 'country to which they belonged and which had issued passport in their favour, viz., Russia.
6. Yes.
7. The appeal was allowed on the understanding that Baron Schelking and his

wife would be permitted to remain in Canada for the time being.
8. Russian.
9. Baron Schelking claimed that his wife was born at Strassibourg, Alsace, and that be was married .to her in Russia. In support of this he produced Russian passport No. 375 vised at Yokohama on the 10th November, 1917.
10. No information.
11. Yes.
12. Yes.
13. Baron Schelking claimed that he was for a time in the diplomatic service of Russia and while in that service spent some time in Berlin.
14. Not beyond the documents he carried.
15. Confidential reports concerning Schelking.
16. No information beyond the fact that certain letters or interviews purporting to come from Baron Schelking have appeared in the Canadian press.
17. No information.
18. Answered by No. 17.
19. Answered by No. 17.

Full View