- Allan Perdomo Lopez and Carolina Del Carmen Perdomo arrested and charged with manslaughter in connection with Eneas Emilio Perdomo’s death
- Marble Restaurants Ltd. pleaded guilty to illegally employing foreign worker
- Montreal: Two hundred attend vigil to honour memory of Abdirahman Abdi
- Quebec to pump $750,000 in French courses for immigrants
- Moncton: Elian Elias finds it difficult to bring brother, sister-in-law, nephew and mother-in-law to Canada
William Lyon Mackenzie King on Immigration (1947)
This statement of policy by Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada at the time, was made before the House of Commons: "The policy of the government is to foster the growth of the population of Canada by the encouragement of immigration. The government will seek by legislation, regulation and vigorous administration, to ensure the careful selection and permanent settlement of such numbers of immigrants as can be advantageously absorbed in our national economy. It is a matter of domestic policy [...] The people of Canada do not wish as a result of mass immigration to make a fundamental alteration in the character of our population. Large scale immigration from the Orient would change the fundamental composition of the Canadian population".