Canada and the Yankee States.
--The Canadian Parliament opened on Friday.
The Governor, in his speech, congratulates the House
upon the general prosperity and contentment of the people, and continuance of peace.
Referring to the "outrages" committed on the territory of the United States
by persons who sought refuge on Canadian
soil, he said:
In order to prevent the organization of such enterprises within the Provinces, and to enable me to discharge effectually my duties toward neighboring and friendly Powers, I have seen fit to organize a system of detective police on the frontier, and, with the same design, have called out for permanent duty a portion of the volunteer forces of the Provinces.
Similar considerations suggest the propriety of arming the Executive Government
with stronger powers than it new possesses for dealing with persons who, while availing themselves of the right of asylum, always allowed on British soil to political refugees, may be unmindful of the implied obligations which, by a residence amongst us they contract, and should respect the policy of the country.
A bill, framed for this purpose, will be laid before the House
, and I ask its early consideration.