Until you rule otherwise, Mr. Speaker, I am going to carry on; but if I am out of order, the hon. gentleman is rather late in drawing that fact to your attention, because a great variety of subjects has been covered during the discussion of this bill.
I have another matter to which I want to refer, one which was brought up here the other day, and which is much further removed from this discussion than the matter I have been considering. If this bill passes, the Minister of National War Services will have to administer the National Resources Mobilization Act. I am drawing attention to what
Mobilization Act-Mr. Maclnnis
is happening under his administration now. I might quote just two other short paragraphs from this letter.
The quick succession of events with regard to this man seems to indicate a definite plan to dispose of him under 'the national war services regulations, and so remove him from a field in which it was considered he was creating trouble. This, in my opinion, easts grave doubt upon the regularity of the proceedings taken in this matter.
I think that is sufficient to show that there is something seriously wrong. I have a great deal of material here in the same connection. Mr. Wright was trying to organize the employees of the ordnance plant of the Dominion Bridge company, in addition to some others. I have before me a copy of a notice sent out to all foremen and chargehands in the plant, signed by the manager or superintendent, and reading as follows:
Although apparently it has generally been felt that apart from finish machining operations it has not been a serious matter if the tolerances were exceeded, this is not the ease, as in most instances subsequent operations are dependent on the previous operation for their own accuracy.
Our apparent success in persuading the inspectors to accept material not strictly to drawing may have given the impression that the tolerances given are unnecessary. This is not so, and now we are working on many components on the finishing operations, is reflected in the fact that our rejection percentage is sharply increasing now we are having to work to closer limits.
Will you all, therefore, do your utmost to impress upon your men that these tolerances must be maintained and that a much more rigid inspection must be expected from now on.
Possibly that was what interfered with production, rather than Wright's activities. I have drawn this matter to the attention of the Minister of Munitions and Supply (Mr. Howe), who has informed me that he will have it investigated.
Subtopic: AMENDMENT TO REPEAL SECTION 3 PROVIDING LIMITATION IN RESPECT TO SERVICE OVERSEAS