Canadian Immigration and the North Atlantic Trading Company 1899-1906: A Controversy Revisited
Petryshyn, Jaroslav, Journal of Canadian Studies
Although Canadian immigration history (1896-1914) has been intensively studied and well documented, at least one aspect remains to be clarified -- the role and significance of the North Atlantic Trading Company (NATC). In 1899, Clifford Sifton sanctioned a controversial contract with the NATC whereby the Company acquired a monopoly on all Canadian immigration promotional work throughout continental Europe and Scandinavia. While the Laurier administration maintained that the NATC was a legitimate organization which gave good value for the money spent, critics of the government charged that the NATC was a fraud, taking large sums of public funds for services not rendered. The purpose of …
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Publication information: Article title: Canadian Immigration and the North Atlantic Trading Company 1899-1906: A Controversy Revisited. Contributors: Petryshyn, Jaroslav - Author. Journal title: Journal of Canadian Studies. Volume: 32. Issue: 3 Publication date: Fall 1997. Page number: 55+. © Trent University Fall 1996. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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