Mr. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (East Hamilton):
I would like to ask the Minister of Labour (Mr. Gordon) a question through (Mr. Gott.]
you, Mr. Speaker, dealing with the matter of relief. To-day I received the following telegram from the district surrounding Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.
Whereas the relief program as it affects the citizens of the town of Glace Bay has ceased to exist, owing to the town having gone beyond their financial means, and whereas the citizens of the town had not had an opportunity to increase their earnings so that relief should not be necessary, therefore be it resolved that we petition the provincial and federal governments to meet the relief situation as it affects the citizens of this town. This resolution has been drawn up by representatives of local unions in sub-distriet one, United Mine Workers of America, in the town of Glace Bay.
The numbers of the unions represented are given, together with the towns in which they are located. The towns represented were New Aberdeen, Passchendaele, Glace Bay and Caledonia. The telegram proceeds.
We request a reply immediately as we must report your decision to a mass demonstration before the end of the following week.
This telegram is signed on behalf of the committee by Peter McNeil, Kenny McDonald, Melvin Daye, John Qdann, Silby Barrett and Dan J. McDonald. I should like to know the attitude of the federal government in this regard.
Subtopic: APPEAL FOR CONTINUANCE OF RELIEF MEASURES IN GLACE BAY, N.S.