10 JUNE 1911, Page 2

At the afternoon sitting of the Imperial Conference on Friday,

June 2nd, Mr. Sydney Buxton moved a re- solution in favour of expanding the Labour Exchanges into an Imperial Labour Bureau, but the proposal met with no support and was withdrawn. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, we may note, declared that the Government of Canada did not look with favour on the direct promotion of emigration, whether from Great Britain or elsewhere, in this matter ; and Sir Joseph Ward said that in New Zealand they assisted only agricultural labourers and domestio servants. Whatever the opinion of employers may be, the trade unions in the Dominions are clearly dead against such a proposal.