Ottawa (Dec. 28)
The forthcoming session of the Canadian parliament may take up the question of opening the country to increased immigration from Europe, it was predicted in the press today.
It is expected, however, that the Canadian Government will take no action on admitting large numbers of immigrants until the war is over. At present there is a group within Canada asking for increased immigration while another group is completely opposed to it. A third group advocates the restriction of immigration to British subjects only.
The Financial Post, a leading Canadian financial publication, recently published an article advocating selective immigration on a huge scale. The article comes to the conclusion that Canada must have large immigration in order to avoid post-war unemployment and to develop its natural resources and newly-built industry. The paper says that Canada could absorb 100 million new immigrants under a selective immigration system which would exclude Germans and people of colored races from entering the country.