June 14, 1945

PC

Karl Kenneth Homuth

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HOMUTH:

I know my hon. friend will not object to answering my question. If I had a man working in my garden for one hour, for which I paid him 75 cents, he would receive 75 cents for the year if he worked only that hour. Let us be fair about it.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   STRIKE AT FORD MOTOR PLANT, WINDSOR- STATEMENT OF MR. GILLIS
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CCF

Clarence Gillis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. GILLIS:

That was the point I was making.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   STRIKE AT FORD MOTOR PLANT, WINDSOR- STATEMENT OF MR. GILLIS
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PC

William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ROWE:

You did not make it, though.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   STRIKE AT FORD MOTOR PLANT, WINDSOR- STATEMENT OF MR. GILLIS
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CCF

Clarence Gillis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. GILLIS:

Yes I did; I said it did not make any difference what the hourly rate was, if at the end of the year the total take or the total earnings amounted to only $600. That is the 'thing that is important.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   STRIKE AT FORD MOTOR PLANT, WINDSOR- STATEMENT OF MR. GILLIS
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PC

William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ROWE:

But what do they get per hour?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   STRIKE AT FORD MOTOR PLANT, WINDSOR- STATEMENT OF MR. GILLIS
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CCF

Clarence Gillis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. GILLIS:

Just a minute; Mr. Speaker-

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   STRIKE AT FORD MOTOR PLANT, WINDSOR- STATEMENT OF MR. GILLIS
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PC

Karl Kenneth Homuth

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HOMUTH:

I do not wish to interrupt my hon. friend, but-

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   STRIKE AT FORD MOTOR PLANT, WINDSOR- STATEMENT OF MR. GILLIS
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LIB

Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

May I call the attention of hon. members to the fact that when another hon. member has the floor no interruptions can be permitted without his consent.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   STRIKE AT FORD MOTOR PLANT, WINDSOR- STATEMENT OF MR. GILLIS
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Ford Motor Plant Strike


PC

Karl Kenneth Homuth

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HOMUTH:

I asked his permission.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   OCTOBER 9, 1945
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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. CRUICKSHANK:

And you did not get it.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   OCTOBER 9, 1945
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CCF

Clarence Gillis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. GIDLIS:

In a few minutes I shall be told to take my seat because my time will have expired. However, this question can be discussed by every hon. member in the house after I have finished. Mind you, I am not concerned about simply raising this matter in the house; I want something done about it. Before I take my seat I am going to suggest something that should be done. Whether hon. members are prepared to go along in this matter and see that something is done about it is a test of their sincerity.

As I said a minute ago, I am no-t going to argue wage rates, because there are probably fifty different classifications in that plant -different groups with different rates. But I made that point simply because the press has been misleading.

In 1938 a large percentage of the employees in that plant received $600 a year.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   OCTOBER 9, 1945
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PC

William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ROWE:

How much an hour?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   OCTOBER 9, 1945
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CCF

Clarence Gillis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. GILLIS:

They are asking a thirty per cent increase on basic rates, or a minimum of $1,800 a year.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   OCTOBER 9, 1945
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PC

Karl Kenneth Homuth

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HOMUTH:

No, no.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   OCTOBER 9, 1945
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GRAYDON:

Not $1,800?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   OCTOBER 9, 1945
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

Mr. McCANN:

How does the hon. member arrive at that-$600 with a thirty per cent increase amounting to $1,800?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   OCTOBER 9, 1945
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CCF

Clarence Gillis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. GILLIS:

It is $600 to $1,800.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   OCTOBER 9, 1945
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

Mr. McCANN:

But that is not thirty per cent.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   OCTOBER 9, 1945
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CCF

Clarence Gillis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. GILLIS:

A thirty per cent increase in the basic hourly rate would bring them up to that figure per year, as a minimum.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   OCTOBER 9, 1945
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June 14, 1945