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Colonization in its narrower sense, defined as the peopling of the land. An intensely human subject, dividing itself into a number of sub-headings such as assisted emigration, restricted emigration, ready-made farms, model colonies, juvenile immigration, education and colonization, scientific publicity, town planning, etc. A suggestion for an association to be formed with a central office and a permanent staff, the object of this association being to collect data from Government reports and other sources, to issue bulletins from time to time to the press and to the public, and to publish a series of pamphlets dealing with the different subjects that come under the head of Colonization, so that they can be easily read and understood. The national character of such an association, in close touch with the Dominion and Provincial Governments, and the railway companies, and all those who are engaged in the colonization work or are in any way interested to be eligible as members. The question of assisted immigration. Several experiments in Canada that have been successful. The need for all the facts and figures and attending circumstances of the experiments which have been tried in the past in order for this subject to be a progressive one. The issue of restricted immigration. Face to face with the subject of Asiatic immigration. The need to deal with this issue with great wisdom and above all avoiding friction. The need to place both sides of the question in pamphlet form so that it can be read and understood by every one. The question of immigration from southern and eastern Europe, coming naturally out of the question of Asiatic immigration. This subject brought home to us by the rapid development of a foreign quarter in the city of Toronto. The complicated question of discrimination versus need for labour on the railways. The history of colonization replete with experiments in the formation of colonies, with explication. The speaker's wish to see a bill brought before parliament that no town may be laid out until the plan has been approved of by a selected committee of the province which would advise with a committee of the association which he is here defining. The subject of the gentleman colonist, which requires special treatment, with example. A number of questions that should be answered for the information of people in the old country, dealing with the training of boys that are sent over here. A word about the census of 1911. The exodus from Canada to the United States. How the association the speaker is advocating would not have lost sight of the facts of immigration and emigration between Canada and the United States. Some practical considerations for the speaker's suggestions.