June 25, 1925

PRO

Thomas Wakem Caldwell

Progressive

Mr. CALDWELL:

Will this amendment

not increase the administrative cost of the business as compared with the cost of the other annuities? It will cost as much to issue

Supply-Labour

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MURDOCK:

That question was raised when we were putting through the amendment, and possibly that will be the case, although I think we will be able to take care of the increased number of annuities that are issued under that plan without any material or perhaps without any increase in the staff.

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PRO

Robert Gardiner

Progressive

Mr. GARDINER:

Is the money received for an annuity, invested and if so in what manner?

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MURDOCK:

The money is turned over to the Receiver General and the Labour department has nothing to do with it.

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PRO

Robert Gardiner

Progressive

Mr. GARDINER:

Does it go into the consolidated revenue fund?

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LIB
PRO

Robert Gardiner

Progressive

Mr. GARDINER:

And any moneys paid out for annuities come out of that fund?

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LIB
PRO

Robert Gardiner

Progressive

Mr. GARDINER:

And under those circumstance there will be no advance in the purchase price?

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Item agreed to. At six o'clock the committee took recess. After Recess The committee resumed at eight o'clock. International Labour conference, $10,000.


LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

What has this

International Labour conference accomplished during the past year?

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MURDOCK:

I could hardly answer

that question in view of the fact that the conference concluded this year's session only a few days ago and the Canadian delegates are expected to-morrow.

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LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

What specific pieces of legislation have been secured to workers as a result of the conference?

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LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

I am quite willing to confine the question to Canada.

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MURDOCK:

As my hon. friend

knows, Canada's relation to the conference is different probably from that of any other

national Labour conference is of the opinion should be taken. On most questions to be dealt with this country generally speaking has to confine its efforts to directing the attention of the various provinces to the conventions adopted or the recommendations made, and then wait until such time as the provinces proceed to consider those questions. Canada is not in the position to do the things which I know my hon. friend has in mind and which he would like to see done in regard to many of the matters taken up by the conference. For example, workmen's compensation was the most important subject dealt with by the conference at its recent session which closeif this month. Now. the Dominion has nc authority to deal with that subject, which is a matter that comes under the control of the respective provinces. However, the government will bring to the attention of the nine provinces the result of the proceedings leaving the various questions to be dealt with by the provincial authorities.

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LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

Do I understand

the minister to say that the Dominion government has no authority to ratify the conventions?

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MURDOCK:

My hon. friend understands me thoroughly when I say that Canada has no authority under our constitution to ratify such conventions without the authorization and concurrence of the various provinces, which provinces have certain rights that are theirs alone under the constitution.

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LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

Does the minister

say that the 'provinces have the right and the authority to ratify the conventions?

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June 25, 1925