April 26, 1926 (15th Parliament, 1st Session)


Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)


Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

This bill
has been on the order paper for some time. There is nothing new in it except that it involves some amendments to the Criminal Code that will come later. This amendment is merely the amendment that has been submitted on two former occasions, except that on this occasion we are striking out section 41 and substituting a new section 41 which after all is nothing more or less than a provision to simplify our inspectional work and to deal particularly with the discrimination against British-born in the present act and deportation for political offences which may take place without conviction and only on a hearing before a board of inquiry. This will remove the two objections because in the bill we recognize the residence of the British-born and provide that deportation for

political offences shall take place only after conviction. That is all that is involved in the bill. The officials of the Department of Immigration are foregoing the right of deportation under the provisions of section 41 which was enacted during the war period.

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