July 19, 1911

CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

May I ask the Minister of Labour (Mr. King) if it is correct that there are still out of employment a large number of the men connected with the recent strike on the Grand Trunk railway, and is it my hon. friend's intention to communicate to the House the report of Judge Barron in regard to that strike?

Topic:   THE RECENT GRAND TRUNK STRIKE.
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. MACKENZIE KING.

A few days ago I communicated with Mr. Hays, asking if Judge Barron's report had been received, and what action he proposed to take on the report. In a letter of June 26, Mr. Hays replied

As to the investigation conducted by IDs Honour Judge John Barron, at my request, will say, he has concluded his report, but it is very lengthy, consisting of several hundred pages of testimony, and I have not as yet been able to thoroughly consider it. I may add, however, that any recommendations therein will receive our most careful and favourable consideration.

Mr. Hays further intimates that he has made a similar intimation to the representatives of the employees who have been communicating with him.

Topic:   THE RECENT GRAND TRUNK STRIKE.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

That is not quite an answer to my question. What 1 would like to know is whether the members of the House will have an opportunity of examining that report?

Topic:   THE RECENT GRAND TRUNK STRIKE.
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. KING.

The report is not made to parliament or government. It is a report made to Mr. Hays himself. I cannot say whether Mr. Hays intends to make the report public or not. I have no assurance from him on that point.

Topic:   THE RECENT GRAND TRUNK STRIKE.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

The other question my hon. friend has overlooked, as to how many of the men are still out of employment.

Topic:   THE RECENT GRAND TRUNK STRIKE.
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. KING.

I understand that there are several. I could not give the exact number.

Topic:   THE RECENT GRAND TRUNK STRIKE.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

What is my hon. friend doing towards getting these men reinstated, as he took an active part in the settlement?

Topic:   THE RECENT GRAND TRUNK STRIKE.
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. KING.

The government has kept in touch with the company, and has intimated to it that it hopes that it will see its way to reinstate any man who may still be out.

Topic:   THE RECENT GRAND TRUNK STRIKE.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

Has anything been done by my hon. friend or his department since the adjournment of the House a few weeks ago?

Topic:   THE RECENT GRAND TRUNK STRIKE.
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. KING.

Yes. The communication which 1 have just read is an answer to a communication which I sent to Mr. Hays; and other officers of the company have been communicated with as well.

Topic:   THE RECENT GRAND TRUNK STRIKE.
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MINORITY REPRESENTATION.

CON

Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. A. C. MACDONELL.

Mr. Speaker, has the First Minister observed the remarks made in his absence quite recently in the city of Toronto by his Minister of Trade and Commerce, in which he may fairly be taken to have advocated minority representation as applied to cities? His utterance would appear to have been inspired, and 1 would like to know if the government has any intention, in the Redistribution Bill, which will doubtless be brought down in consequence of the new census, of introducing the principle of minority representation in urban municipalities, or if the matter has been considered by the government, and, if so, what action will be taken?

Topic:   MINORITY REPRESENTATION.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I think my hon. friend had better put a motion in writing.

Topic:   MINORITY REPRESENTATION.
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THE IMPERIAL CONFERENCE.

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Before the orders of the day are called I would like to inform my right hon. friend in connection with what I mentioned a moment ago, that the document to which I alluded yesterday seems to be a report of the proceedings of the recent Imperial Conference. It is a blue-book entitled ' Imperial Conference 1911;' precis of the proceedings presented to both Houses of parliament, by command of His Majesty, June, 1911, printed by the government printers; and it begins with the proceedings on the 1st day, Tuesday 2Srd May, 1911, on which day a resolution was passed presenting a humble address of the conference to His Majesty, and it ends with a record of the proceedings on the 20th June, 1911, setting forth the concluding speeches of certain members of the conference.

Topic:   THE IMPERIAL CONFERENCE.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

When was it presented to parliament?

Topic:   THE IMPERIAL CONFERENCE.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

June, 1911, the day of the month is not mentioned. The conference seems to have come to the conclusion, according to this document, on the 20th of June, and evidently was presented to parliament some time between the 20th and the end of June.

Topic:   THE IMPERIAL CONFERENCE.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I left England on the 1st of July, and it may have been presented the day before. If so we_ shall have it in a very few days. Perhaps it has come already, I shall make inquiries. If

received, it shall be put on the table of parliament immediately.

Topic:   THE IMPERIAL CONFERENCE.
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CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONK.

I would ask my right hon. friend to have the document translated as soon as possible so that we may get it in both languages at the same time.

Topic:   THE IMPERIAL CONFERENCE.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

Certainly.

Topic:   THE IMPERIAL CONFERENCE.
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July 19, 1911