MONTREAL (Jul. 5)
The Canadian Jewish Congress today expressed its “deep concern” over the plan of the Canadian Government to admit as immigrants all members of the Galician Division of Ukrainians, which was formed by Hitler and which participated in the Nazi extermination of Jews in German-occupied territories.
Steps have been taken by the Canadian Jewish Congress to obtain full documentary evidence with a view to submitting the details to the government in an attempt to prevent the entry of thousands of the Ukrainians. The galician division surrendered to the U.S. armed forces in Germany after the fall of the Nazi regime. Most of its members are now in England awaiting immigration to Canada.
The Canadian Government today announced the relaxation of immigration regulations for several new classes of immigrants who will henceforth be admitted automatically provided that they meet the usual health, character and passport requirements. The new categories of immigrants include demestics and nurses’ aids. Employers will also be permitted to bring in immigrant workers in groups not exceeding 25 persons, while legal residents of Canada are permitted to bring in relatives provided they establish satisfactory settlement conditions for them.
The Minister of Immigration is also empowered under the new regulations to admit the following categories of immigrants: 1. Those bringing capital to Canada to establish an industry or business; 2. Those coming to Canada as artisans or small businessmen with a view to establishing themselves in rural areas; 3. Professional men and others considered able to make a “significant contribution to the economic or cultural life” of Canada.