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The American Review of Reviews then continues :- " We

do not apply our quota law to Canada, and we might very properly repeal it as regards bona fide immigrants from English-speaking countries. In view of the fact that English is our official language, and that our laws and institutions are similar to those prevailing in Great Britain, it would not be regarded anywhere as unfriendly discrimination if we should provide the same exceptions in the immigration laws in favour of the English, Scotch and Irish that we now concede to Canadians. This is not a question of diverting any British colonists who might otherwise go to British Dominions. It is rather the extending of additional opportunities. England has a surplus of skilled workers in certain trades, and for many of these it might be much more advantageous to come to the United States than to go anywhere else."