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Report of the Council for Social Service - Immigration

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Date
1943 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1943 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. H.C. Farthing
Seconder
Archdeacon G.F. Scovil
Text
That this General Synod is of the opinion
1. That the Canadian Government should be ready to:
(a) Accept the present standing offer of the British Government to assume 75 percent of the cost for the selection, transportation and settlement of their emigrants, provided the Dominion (and other Commonwealth) Government assume 25 percent.
(b) Establish after the war a bureau of Canadian representatives of the highest educational and cultural standards in Britain to present our case to the British Peoples.
2. That the Church's interest and desires in this may better be promoted by intergroup consultations and action, than by any one society or Church, and that therefore, with the co-operation of other interested societies (e.g. those at present in the C.S.C.C.), an Inter-Group Standing Committee be established to,
(a) Watch British and European developments;
(b) Bring pressure on the Federal Government to, (i) promote immigration and (ii) to establish an adequate quota of British immigration;
(c) Educate all classes of Canadian public opinion concerning the need for immigration with special reference to British immigration.
3. That so far as Churches are concerned their best effort may be made in assisting the Government in the selection, interim care, and placement of immigrants rather than by themselves bringing out groups of immigrants.
4. That the Churches develop a close contact with parent Churches in Britain in order to develop mutual action in this regard.
CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Canada - Emigration and immigration
Canada - Emigration and immigration - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Great Britain - Emigration and immigration
Church work with immigrants - Anglican Church of Canada
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