The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar. Page 2, note 5

5 The point is made by T. R. E. Mclnnes in his confidential report to Frank Oliver, Minister of the Interior, 2 Oct. 1907: copy, Borden Papers, Public Archives Canada. Often repeated is the story that Sikhs were attracted to Canada after a Sikh regiment had crossed the country by train following Queen Victoria's Jubilee in 1897. This was first offered as a reason for Sikh immigration by David E. Brown, General Superintendent of the Trans- Pacific Service of the C.P.R., when he appeared before Mackenzie King's Oriental Immigration Commission in Nov. 1907. King thought it unlikely and put the responsibility on the steamship companies which meant, in particular, the C.P.R.

Title: The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar. Page 2, note 5

Subject: Bird, J. Edward; Boards of Inquiry; Budge Budge riot, 1914; Conditions on the ship; Confrontations with passengers; Dayal, Har, 1884-1939; Ghadar Party; Hopkinson, William Charles, 1880-1914; Immigration regulations, Canada; Johnson, Charles Gardner, 1857-1926; S. S. Komagata Maru; Kumar, Guran Ditt; Murder of W. C. Hopkinson; S. S. Panama Maru; Rahim, Husain; H. M. C. S. Rainbow; Reid, Malcolm R. J.; Singh, Gurdit, 1858-1954; Stevens, H. H. (Henry Herbert), 1878-1973

Creator: Johnston, Hugh

Publisher: UBC Press

Date: 1995

Display date: Vancouver : UBC Press, 1995, c1989

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Language: eng

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