Montreal (Sep. 29)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The Council of the Anglican Church in Canada, at its annual meeting held in Hamilton, adopted a resolution urging the regulation of immigration to Canada in such a way that at no time will the number of non-preferred Continentals bear a greater ratio to the British immigrants to Canada than fifty per cent. In its resolution the Anglican Church endorsed the resolution passed recently by the Social Service Council of Canada at its annual meeting in Montreal, in which it was urged upon the Canadian Government the necessity that the number of immigrants to Canada from non-preferied countries of Europe should be limited to “a reasonable proportion of the British immigrants admitted during the previous year.”
Although the application of a quota law in connection with non-British immigration, and particularly immigration from unpreferred countries in Central Europe, was discussed by the Canadian Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture and Colonization some time ago, the report issued in this connection by the Canadian Department of Immigration contained no recommendation in this regard.
Canon D. W. Vernon, general secretary of the Social Service Council of the Anglican Church of Canada, greatly deplored this fact at the annual meeting and urged the adoption of the resolution favoring restriction of non-British immigration.
The Anglican Church in other resolutions voiced its friendship for other religious bodies in Canada and also expressed its desire to aid foreignborn residents of the Dominion.