March 27, 1915

LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

I do not think there is a single man or woman from Bonaventure in the Printing Bureau. I am glad to say that the Bonaventure people have healthier work to perform than to be shut up in the Printing Bureau. Is it not a rule of the establishment that no man or woman can get in there unless he is recommended by a member of this House?

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CON

Louis Coderre (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CODERRE:

There is no such rule whatever. It is only natural, however, that such should be the case. With one exception, I have never received any recommendations from members on the other side, but I have received recommendations from members on this side.

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CON

Louis Coderre (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CODERRE:

The hon. member for

Three Rivers (Mr. Bureau) gave a very strong recommendation, and his protege is in the Printing Bureau.

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CON

Louis Coderre (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CODERRE:

Yes. That is the only such case with which I have had to deal.

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LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

Is the Printing Bureau still an open shop or is it a closed corporation so far as trades unions are concerned?

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CON

Louis Coderre (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CODERRE:

An open shop. We are obliged to a certain extent to pay the prices established by the unions outside.

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CON

Louis Coderre (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CODERRE:

The rates paid in the Printing Bureau are based upon the rates paid in Montreal and Toronto.

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CON

Louis Coderre (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CODERRE:

The higher rates are paid.

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LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

Does the minister expect this year to be able to improve the situation in the bureau by moving to other premises or by enlarging or making a change of any kind, or does he intend during the war to remain where he is now?

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CON

Louis Coderre (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CODERRE:

I have already claimed that it is impossible to get the necessary appropriation for a new building.

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LIB
LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Air. MARCIL:

Then the Government has not decided on anything yet regarding a new printing bureau?

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CON

Louis Coderre (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Air. CODERRE:

The principle was decided upon when we came in. I remember having seen a memorandum from the then Alinister to the Council; but last year it was not possible for the same reason that it is impossible this year, that is, on account of stringency.

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March 27, 1915