In answer to the hon. member (Mr. Arthurs), I may say that section 2 of the act reads:
In this act, unless the context otherwise requires-
(a) "Minister" means the Minister of Labour;
(b) "department" means the Department of Labour;
(c) "employer" means any person, company or corporation employing ten or more persons and owning or operating any mining property, agency of transportation or commuhication, or public service utility, including, except as hereinafter provided, railways, whether operated by steam, electricity or other motive power, steamships, telegraph and telephone lines, gas, electric light, water and power works.