Tuesday,january 29-lastcontd

Tuesday,january 29-lastcontd - Tuesday, January 29, 2008...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Cont from last class East European Immigration 1. Laurier, Sifton and peasants in sheepskin coats a. Recruiting the foreigner Besides English and French German immigrants was the next biggest group, Asians were 1/10 of 1 percent When Laurier comes to office Canadian immigration hits a dramatic turning point Sifton was the minister of immigration fro the Laurier government Sifton wants people with large families and farming background to come and develop Canada’s west b. Agriculturalists, not laborers or foreign navies Sifton did not want industrial laborers or skilled laborers
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