1. The explosion referred to occurred actually in the MacDonald Chemical Company plant which is a concern under the same ownership as the International Flare and Signal Company, and is adjacent to the latter plant. The government is aware of the explosion and the regrettable loss of life and injuries sustained by employees and the matter is under investigation at the present time.
3. (a) Employers are required to conform to wage regulations specified in P.C. 7679, which provides for minimum wages of 35 cents per hour for adult males and 25 cents per hour for adult females; (b) Employees in war industries are entitled to workmen's compensation benefits.
Subtopic: LABOUR CONDITIONS-EXPLOSION AT WATERLOO, QUE., CHEMICAL PLANT