3. the transcontinental and pacific scandal, 1873: conservatives won the federal election in 1872, political scandal in 1873, conservative government accepted campaign money from a large. In january 1874, governor general asks the opposition to form the government (liberals) but they need to hold an election. Immigration numbers are horrible according to the government: only half a mill come to canada in between confederation and 1892; and they aren"t permanent settlers. Semi-open door immigration policy: government isn"t doing much to control and regulate who is xi. Certain groups were definitely preferred: white anglo saxon protestants xii. Offers european shipping agents money for every european they xiii. 5 dollars for every healthy man, woman or child that came to ideally a farmer or farm worker, or domestic servant females xiv. system is shut down but results in 50,000 immigrants coming coming bring over.