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UprootedThe Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917$
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Roy Parker

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420145

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420145.001.0001

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The Management of the Opposition in Canada

The Management of the Opposition in Canada

(p.171) ten The Management of the Opposition in Canada

Roy Parker

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the steps taken to counteract and manage the opposition to child immigration that came to a head in the spring and summer of 1888. In Parliament there were excellent grounds on which to build defences. The government itself was in favour of the schemes, and within the ruling Conservative Party there were influential members who had had direct experience of either the children or the organisations, or both, and who were well disposed to the whole enterprise. In addition, steps were taken to collect medical evidence of the good health of the immigrant children.

Keywords:   child emigration, child immigrants, immigration policy

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