Montreal (May. 18)
At the annual meeting of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada held here, B. Robinson, president of the Society, in his annual message urged an increased Jewish immigration for Canada. A. J. Paull, executive secretary, read a report of activities covering the fiscal year ending April 30th, 1929. Four hundred and sixty-seven boats and 277 immigrant trains carrying Jewish immigrants were met by the representatives of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society. Legal aid was given in 1,894 cases. Over 300 appeals against the exclusion of immigrants at the overseas and inland ports were submitted to the Department. The Free Employment Bureau has placed in permanent employment 149 new arrivals. Most of the Jewish immigrants were served meals and supplied with provisions for their journey to their destinations.
M. A. Gray, executive secretary of the Winnipeg office of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society, reported on the work the Society is doing in the West. He referred to Bishop Lloyd and his group who were agitating against non-British immigration, and stressed the necessity of counteracting this agitation by showing the people in this country that the allegations of Bishop Lloyd are not true.
An income of $15,918.72 and disbursements of $19,682.18, leaving a deficit for the year of $3,763.46, were reported.
The following officers were elected for the coming year: president. B. Robinson: vice-presidents, D. B. Daniels, H. Barsky; honorary, treasurer, J. Albert; honorary secretary, S. S. Fels.