Posted by: Sylvia, aka Shucky | July 12, 2010

Sir Wilfred Laurier On Immigration

I certainly agree with Sir Wilfred Laurier’s original statement on Immigration, made back in 1907.


In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes a Canadian and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet a Canadian, and nothing but a Canadian. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is a Canadian, but something else also, isn’t a Canadian at all. We have room for but one flag, the Canadian flag. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the Canadian people.

–Wilfrid Laurier, 1907

Wilfrid Laurier .

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