The question is wages over there. The question here is union security, and that is provided in the United States.
What is the solution? My solution is this, and you have a precedent for it. I do not expect the Minister of Labour to run around all over this country wherever there is a labour dispute; for that is not his job. But he has in his department the necessary machinery and officials that he can direct. I think that what the Minister of Labour should do immediately is to send a controller to Windsor to take over the Ford plant there. If he is prepared to do that the workers at Ford are prepared to go back to the status quo prior to their going out. The Minister of Labour then, through his controller, would try to bring the employer and the employees together to work out an agreement between employer and employee that would be in accordance with the many government pronouncements that have been made in this house on the question of collective bargaining. That is the answer, and it is not something new. This government has already done it. In the middle of the war they took over National Steel Car at Hamilton. There was a strike there, and the Minister of Labour sent in a controller. The strike was settled, and there have been no difficulties there since. The government did the same thing in Montreal in connection with the Montreal Tramways strike last year, where the situation was worse than it is at Windsor now. The Minister of Labour sent in his controller and the difficulties were settled. Just a couple of months ago the Minister of Labour again, when there was a strike in British Columbia in American Can, a company with ramifiea-
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Sub-subtopic: OCTOBER 9, 1945