Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
June 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Native Sons of Canada


Native Sons of Canada . This organization originated in British Columbia in 1921, and was incorporated in 1922. Its aims were to foster Canadian national spirit, the creation of a Canadian nationality, the adoption of a distinctly Canadian flag, and the abolition of such shackles in Canadian autonomy as appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. It also urged the employment of Canadians by Canadians, and opposed Oriental immigration. It was, in fact, a nativist movement, somewhat less compromising than the "Canada First" movement of the seventies. By 1925 it had invaded eastern Canada, and had a Grand Council with nearly 100 Assemblies. During recent years, with the partial achievement of some of its objects, its importance has somewhat declined.

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. IV, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 400p., p. 384.


© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College