10803. [...] Do you think there is more disinclination to emigrate now than there was at that time?It was perceived by some of the ruling classes that the sovereign remedy against overcrowding and poverty in their landed property was to get the people to emigrate. As the Commission correctly highlights elsewhere in Dr McGillivray's quizzing, many of the emigrants arrived in Canada in a state of destitution.
—Well, I think that if the people saw they were to be assisted they would go. The general impression now is that the population is getting thronged again.
10804. How is it getting thronged ?
—In the way I have mentioned, by their intermarrying, and not leaving the country.
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