Mr. JEAN FRANCOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata):
Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the fact that the Quebec whip, the hon. member for Dorchester (Mr. Tremblay) asked me if I insisted upon being on the committee, and pointed out that the members serving on the committee would have to be always punctual. I do my best to attend the sittings of the house as regularly as I can; in that respect I am sure my colleagues will admit I do my best.
I should like to sit on the committee on industrial relations, if the sitting of a member on the committee would serve any purpose. But I do not see that anything has been changed by the expression of views of any member who has served on a committee. Moreover, the legislation to be submitted to the committee-I have received notice for a sitting this afternoon at three o'clock-is most contentious and of a dangerous nature. It is the open door to communism through international labour organizations.
Those who enjoy trips to Geneva, to New York and to labour conventions anywhere else in the world may find it wonderful. But there are communists who belong to and who control labour organizations in France and other countries. They will mix with our people.
The fact that labour organizations are becoming more internationalized than ever is a menace to Canada and to the whole world. Some labour leaders think highly of international organizations. I believe in the right of labour men to unite; but I do not see why labour men should be controlled by outsiders, by foreigners, who implant communism in such international organizations, with the purpose of domination of all labour men by communism.
I stand against that; I protest against it. This is a warning. I know very well that if I had said this in a meeting of the committee I would have been given the cold shoulder by the Minister of Labour (Mr. Mitchell) and by all those who believe in such international organizations and who place a premium on increasing bureaucracy at all times. All the parasites of Geneva will move to New York; they will be with big I.L.O. leaders like Jouaux, the French communist, and countless others from all over the world.
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