CANADA: Fewer Italians, Please

Canada's longtime aim in regulating immigration is to increase the population without diluting the British strain below its present 48%. This policy has no warmer proponent than Immigration Minister Ellen Fairclough, a member of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire and a descendant of a family of United Empire Loyalists who fled the American Revolution to remain under British rule in Canada. So to Minister Fairclough, the 1958 immigration statistics were frankly disturbing. For the first time since World War II, Britons failed to contribute the largest share of immigrants; they were outnumbered by Italians, 28,564 to 26,622.

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