The bill is drawn pursuant to the draft convention of the general conference of the international labour organization of the League of Nations, which convention has been adopted by this house during the present session. The bill professes to follow as closely as possible, having regard to the situation, the draft convention which was submitted, and the plan under the bill is, briefly, to appoint a committee to consist of a minister, being the Minister of Labour, a representative of the employer and a representative of the employees in each particular trade, to fix a minimum wage to be paid in respect of that trade throughout the dominion. The treaty itself provides that the bill shall not became operative until after the lapse of one year after its deposit at Geneva, and a special clause is inserted to provide that in the interval before it becomes law, in any exceptional case, the governor in council may provide a minimum wage after having made inquiry as set out in the terms of the bill. Otherwise I think the bill follows pretty closely the language of the treaty which was approved by the house at the present session.
Subtopic: BILL BASED ON DRAFT CONVENTION OF INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION AND TREATY OF VERSAILLES