May 22, 1918


On the Orders of the Day:


L LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Laurier Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

Mr. Speaker, by your leave I want to call your attention to a point'of parliamentary procedure which was called to your attention yesterday, but on which you did not give any ruling. Your attention was called to the fact that the hon. member for Springfield (Mr. Richardson) did not record his vote. The rule of the House is that, if the Speaker's attention is drawn to the fact that a member did not vote, the Speaker will call upon him to record his vote. I was quite familiar with the rule, but I did not have it under my hand, and it would' have taken some time to find it. As the House was rather im-

patient, I thought I would defer the matter until to-day. In Bourinot, fourth edition, at page 381, there is this statement:

If a member of the Commons who has heard the question put does not vote and the attention of the Speaker is directed to the fact, the latter will call upon him to declare on which side he votes; and his name will be recorded accordingly.

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE-SUPPLY OF LABOUR.
Subtopic:   PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE- MEMBER TO VOTE WHEN IN CHAMBER.
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UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

The question had not

previously arisen in my experience as a member of the House or as Speaker. I am inclined to the belief that the authority as cited ihy 'the right hon. member has reference to the practice in the British House of Commons. I am not at the moment in a position to give a positive, considered decision upon the point of order, but I shall take the earliest opportunity of consulting the authorities and of advising the House.

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE-SUPPLY OF LABOUR.
Subtopic:   PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE- MEMBER TO VOTE WHEN IN CHAMBER.
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L LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Laurier Liberal

Sir WILFRID LADRIER:

There are not many such cases, 'but I recollect one case which the rule was applied. I do not know if. the Minister of Trade and Commerce recollects it. I cannot state the precise occasion, but the division was that rule applies in Canada as well as in Great Britain.

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE-SUPPLY OF LABOUR.
Subtopic:   PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE- MEMBER TO VOTE WHEN IN CHAMBER.
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MARINE TRADES STRIKE IN MONTREAL.


On the Orders of the Day:


L LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Laurier Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

Has the Minister of Labour any information to give to the House in regard to the strike in Montreal?

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE-SUPPLY OF LABOUR.
Subtopic:   MARINE TRADES STRIKE IN MONTREAL.
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UNION

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. CROTHERS (Minister of Labour):

The leader of the Opposition yesterday asked me concerning a labour dispute in the firm of Fraser, Brace Company, Montreal. I was not at that time prepared to give him a detailed statement of the situation. I find that we were advised Monday evening of the strike, and we at once instructed cur fair-wage officer there to take the matter up. He had succeeded in setth'ng a similar dispute with the Canadian Vickers Company, and getting an agreement signed. We are now advised that the only point in dispute with the Fraser, Brace Company is that while they have agreed by word of mouth to adopt the substance of the agreement made with the Canadian Vickers Company, they have refused to sign an agreement to. that effect. That is the only matter that is left unsettled. Our man is doing the best he can to effect an agreement.

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE-SUPPLY OF LABOUR.
Subtopic:   MARINE TRADES STRIKE IN MONTREAL.
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L LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Laurier Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

Have the men yet resumed work?

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE-SUPPLY OF LABOUR.
Subtopic:   MARINE TRADES STRIKE IN MONTREAL.
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UNION

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Unionist

Mr. CROTHERS:

I think not.

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE-SUPPLY OF LABOUR.
Subtopic:   MARINE TRADES STRIKE IN MONTREAL.
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THE WINNIPEG STRIKE.


On the Orders of the Day:


L LIB

Charles Murphy

Laurier Liberal

Hon. CHARLES MURPHY (Russell):

As the newspapers announce that a member of the Government has gone to Winnipeg in connection with the strike there, I would like to ask if the Minister of Labour has any information to give to the House in regard to the matter.

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE-SUPPLY OF LABOUR.
Subtopic:   THE WINNIPEG STRIKE.
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UNION

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. CROTHERS:

I have nothing from Winnipeg this morning except what appears in the public press. I have had for several days two influential labour leaders working in co-operation with the civic committee and the members of the city council, and I am in hopes that they will succeed in effecting an adjustment. The last advice I had from one of them was yesterday morning when he said that progress was slow, but that he had hopes they would succeed in reaching a satisfactory settlement.

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE-SUPPLY OF LABOUR.
Subtopic:   THE WINNIPEG STRIKE.
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L LIB

Charles Murphy

Laurier Liberal

Mr. MURPHY:

Where is that co-operation in progress-here or in Winnipeg?

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE-SUPPLY OF LABOUR.
Subtopic:   THE WINNIPEG STRIKE.
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UNION

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Unionist

Mr. CROTHERS:

In Winnipeg.

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE-SUPPLY OF LABOUR.
Subtopic:   THE WINNIPEG STRIKE.
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RESOLUTION RE SUSPENSION OF HABEAS CORPUS.


On the Orders of the Day:


UNION

John Allister Currie

Unionist

Mr. J. A. CURRIE (North Simcoe):

I do not know whether I am in order or not, but there is on the Order Paper a resolution, No. 4, standing in my name. I do not expect that resolution will be reached during this session, and I wish to drop it.

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE-SUPPLY OF LABOUR.
Subtopic:   RESOLUTION RE SUSPENSION OF HABEAS CORPUS.
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UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

It is not competent for the hon. member to do so except on motion of the leader of the Government. It would be advisable for the hon. member to confer with him.

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE-SUPPLY OF LABOUR.
Subtopic:   RESOLUTION RE SUSPENSION OF HABEAS CORPUS.
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May 22, 1918