You Can't Get Here From There...the Immigration Act's discriminatory
Discrimination isn't always plain to see.
Take s. 38 of the federal Immigration Act, for example. It says immigrants
(designated by the Cabinet) have to come to Canada by "continuous
journey from a through ticket purchased in that country or prepared in
Canada." In other words, immigrants have to take a direct trip from
their country to our shores.
Not a very striking sentence, yet it had an enormous impact on many who
sought to immigrate to Canada.
In 1910, there are no passenger ships that travel directly from India
to Canada. Not a one. That means if you live in India, it is impossible
to buy a direct ticket to Canada. In short, the law prevents immigration
Want to Know More?
Read the Immigration Act S.C. 1910 c. 27, s.38