The Hemisphere: Cautious Experiment

Although they rank as full-fledged citizens of the Commonwealth, Negro immigrants from the British West Indies have never been welcomed in Canada; the theory seems to be that the climate is too severe for them. Last week the government announced an experiment, to get under way at the end of October, under which a special group of 100 girls from Jamaica and Barbados will be accepted—to help solve the servant shortage.

Canada is in no danger of being submerged under a wave of color. Of 174,154 newcomers admitted in the last fully reported twelve-month period, only 241 were Negroes.

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