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Historical Sources

Numerous sources which you can use for the challenges are scattered throughout this site. Below is a selection of suggested sources for each challenge, as well as some relevant primary sources and contextual information, also available on this site. We strongly encourage you to further explore Moving Here, Staying Here to find additional sources that will enable students to deepen their research.

Critical Question One:

Is Canadian Diversity Because of, or Despite, Historical Government Policies?

1. Profile of an Immigrant in 1904

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Political cartoon entitled NOW THEN, ALL TOGETHER!, published in the book LAURIER DOES THINGS: RECORD OF THE GOVERNMENT, 1896 TO 1904, DISPLAYED IN A SERIES OF CARTOONS, 1904

"Now Then, All Together!", 1904
Source

This cartoon appears in the essay entitled "Enticing Their Own." www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2342-e.html


The sub-section entitled Filling the Promised Land (1896-1905) contains essays that provide supporting sources and contextual information for this period. www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2300-e.html



2. Considering Public Opinion

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Railways Agreement, September 1, 1925
Railways Agreement, September 1, 1925

The Railways Agreement, September 1, 1925 (2 first pages)

Source

Click on: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2450.02-e.html



Resolution passed at the Regular General Meeting, Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League, April 6, 1928
Resolution passed at the Regular General Meeting, Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League, April 6, 1928

Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League, resolution passed at the Regular General Meeting, April 6, 1928 (2 pages)

Source

Click on: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2452.02-e.html



Draft agreement with the North Atlantic Trading Company for the carrying on of immigration propaganda, November 28, 1904

Draft agreement with the North Atlantic Trading Company for the carrying on of immigration propaganda, November 28, 1904 (first page)
Source

Click on: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2321.02-e.html



Newspaper article entitled SOME TYPES OF THE NEW-COMERS, published in THE CANADIAN COURIER, April 30, 1910

"Some Types of the New-Comers," The Canadian Courier, April 30, 1910
Source

Click on: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2343.03-e.html



Excerpt from REPORT BY W.L. MACKENZIE KING, C.M.G., DEPUTY MINISTER OF LABOUR, ON HIS MISSION TO ENGLAND TO CONFER WITH THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES ON THE SUBJECT OF IMMIGRATION TO CANADA FROM THE ORIENT, AND IMMIGRATION FROM INDIA IN PARTICULAR 1906
Excerpt from REPORT BY W.L. MACKENZIE KING, C.M.G., DEPUTY MINISTER OF LABOUR, ON HIS MISSION TO ENGLAND TO CONFER WITH THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES ON THE SUBJECT OF IMMIGRATION TO CANADA FROM THE ORIENT, AND IMMIGRATION FROM INDIA IN PARTICULAR 1906

Report by W.L. Mackenzie King, C.M.G., Deputy Minister of Labour, on his Mission to England to Confer with the British Authorities on the Subject of Immigration to Canada from the Orient, and Immigration from India in Particular, Sessional Papers, No. 36a, 1906 (pages 5-6)

Source

Click on: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2410.01-e.html



Photograph of Chinese immigrant child in front of a building with broken windows, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1907

Yogora Sekine Boarding House, Powell Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, after the anti-Japanese riots of September 8 and 9, 1907
Source

Click on: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2422.03-e.html


The section entitled Traces of the Past contains the following sub-sections which cover specific time periods and provide supporting sources and contextual information:

Free from Local Prejudice (1815-1867)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2100-e.html

A National Open-Door Policy (1867-1895)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2200-e.html

Filling the Promised Land (1896-1905)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2300-e.html

A Preferred Policy (1905-1920s)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2400-e.html

A Depressing Period (1930s)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2500-e.html



3. Re-working the 1904 Cartoon "Now Then, All Together!"

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This cartoon is found in the essay entitled "Enticing Their Own."
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2342-e.html


The section entitled Traces of the Past contains the following sub-sections which cover specific time periods and provide supporting sources and contextual information:

Free from Local Prejudice (1815-1867)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2100-e.html

A National Open-Door Policy (1867-1895)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2200-e.html

Filling the Promised Land (1896-1905)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2300-e.html

A Preferred Policy (1905-1920s)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2400-e.html

A Depressing Period (1930s)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2500-e.html



4. Meeting Economic and Social Goals

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THE DOMINION LANDS ACT, 1872 (STATUTES OF CANADA)
THE DOMINION LANDS ACT, 1872 (STATUTES OF CANADA)

An Act Respecting the Public Lands of the Dominion, 1872 (2 pages)

Source

Click on: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2210.01-e.html



Sir John A. Macdonald's statement in the DEBATES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, May 12, 1882

Canada, Debates of the House of Commons, May 12, 1882, page 1477
Source

Click on: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2230.01-e.html



Promotional atlas of western Canada, [1903]

Atlas of Western Canada: Showing Maps of the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, British Columbia and Districts of Assiniboia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Dominion of Canada, [1903]
Source

Click on: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2312.01-e.html



Philanthropic Society leaflet, 1904

Philanthropic Society leaflet, 1904
Source

Click on: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2241.03-e.html



Bill 87, AN EMPIRE SETTLEMENT ACT, 1922
Bill 87, AN EMPIRE SETTLEMENT ACT, 1922

Bill 87, An Empire Settlement Act, 1922 (2 pages)

Source

Click on: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2441.01-e.html


The section entitled Traces of the Past contains the following sub-sections which cover specific time periods and provide supporting sources and contextual information:

Free from Local Prejudice (1815-1867)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2100-e.html

A National Open-Door Policy (1867-1895)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2200-e.html

Filling the Promised Land (1896-1905)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2300-e.html

A Preferred Policy (1905-1920s)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2400-e.html

A Depressing Period (1930s)
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/021017-2500-e.html



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