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RETURN TO an Address to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying him to lay before the House copies… British Columbia. Legislative Assembly 1894

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 57 Vict. Correspondence re Chinese Per Capita Tax. 1003
RETURN
To an Address to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying him to lay before the
House copies of all correspondence between himself and the Dominion Government regarding the motion introduced by Mr. Punch on 20th March, 1893, and
carried on the 27th March, 1893, which motion prayed him to move the Dominion
Government to increase the per capita tax on Chinese coming into this country to
$100, and also to give to this Province at least 75 per cent, of the said tax.
By Command.
-     JAMES BAKER,
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
13th February, 1894.
Government House,
Victoria, 7th April, 1893.
Sir,—I have the honour to transmit to you herewith a certified copy, in duplicate, of a
Report of a Committee of my Executive Council, approved by me on the 29th March,
embodying a Resolution of the Legislative Assembly, praying that your Government might
increase the per capita tax on Chinese immigrants into this country to one hundred dollars,
and also to increase the amount of the entry dues returnable to this Province under " The
Chinese Immigration Act."
I have, etc.,
(Signed)        E. Dewdney,
Lieutenant-Governor.
The Honourable
The Secretary of State, Ottawa.
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honourable the Executive Council, approved by His
Honour the Lieutenant-Governor on the 29th day of March, 1893.
The Committee of Council beg to submit for the approval of His Honour the Lieutenant-
Governor the following Resolution, passed during the present Session of the Legislative
Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, namely: —
" That a respectful Address be presented to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor praying
him to move the Dominion Government to increase the per capita tax on Chinese coming into
this country to one hundred dollars, and also to give to this Province at least seventy-five per
cent, of the said tax."
The Committee advise that a copy of   this Minute, if  approved, be forwarded to the
Honourable the Secretary of State for Canada.
Victoria, 28th March, 1893.
Certified.
(Signed)        A. Campbell Reddie,
Deputy Clerk, Executive Council. 1004 Correspondence re Chinese Per Capita Tax. 1894
Department op the Secretary op State,
Ottawa, 17 th April, 1893.
Sir,-—I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of the 7th instant,
transmitting a certified copy, in duplicate, of an approved Report of a Committee of your
Executive Council, embodying a Resolution of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
praying that His Excellency's Government might increase the per capita tax on Chinese
immigrants, as therein set forth, and further increase the amount of the entry dues returnable
to the said Province under " The Chinese Immigration Act," and to state that these matters
will receive consideration.
I have, etc.,
(Signed)        L. A.  Catellier,
His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor
of British Columbia.
Under Secretary of State.
Office of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada,
Ottawa, Canada, 16th May, 1893.
Sir,—I have the honour to transmit herewith a certified copy of an Order in Council,
No. 1,829h, dated the 16th May, 1893, with reference to the per capita tax on Chinese
immigrants.
I have, etc.,
(Signed)        W. B. Ives,
His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor,
The Province of British Columbia.
President of the Privy Council.
Certified copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honourable the Privy Council, approved by
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council on the 16th May, 1898.
The Committee of the Privy Council have had under consideration a despatch, hereto
attached, dated 7th April, 1893, from the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, transmitting a copy of a Minute of his Executive Council covering a Resolution of the Legislative
Assembly of British Columbia praying that the per capita tax on Chinese immigrants might be
increased to one hundred dollars, and that at least seventy-five per cent, of the amount
derived therefrom be given to the Province.
The Minister of Trade and Commerce, to whom the matter was referred, states that
having given careful consideration to the subject-matter of the Resolution, as well as to the
question in general, he is of the opinion that in view of the commercial relations of Canada
with China and its possible extension, it is not expedient to change the provisions of "The
Chinese Immigration Act" as it at present exists, nor to take any action that might be construed by the Chinese Government as unfriendly thereto, nor does he consider that, keeping in
view the responsibility and expense incident to the administration of the Act, the proportion
of the tax now by law made payable to the Province should be increased.
The Committee advise that a certified copy of this Minute, if approved, be forwarded to
the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.
(Signed)        John J. McGee,
Clerk of the Privy Council.
VICTORIA, B. C:
Printed by Richard Wolfenden, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.

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