Hon. Milton F. Gregg (Minister of Labour):
Mr. Speaker, may I be permitted to revert to motions and complete the statement I made this afternoon? The two parties to the railway negotiations met at three o'clock and discussed the proposals from the point where
Threatened Railway Strike they left off yesterday. Certain clarifications were made, and at about 4.15 o'clock the negotiating committee representing the unions asked to have an opportunity to discuss those new clarifications with their larger body, and thereafter they would seek to confer again with the railway management, this day if possible.
I have just been talking to Mr. Kelly, and also Mr. Gordon. Mr. Kelly tells me that this larger committee is having those discussions now, and he will be able to tell me a little later in the evening whether or not they will seek to renew discussions with the railway management. Therefore, Mr. Speaker, I think we might leave it there for tonight.
Subtopic: STATEMENT ON THREATENED RAILWAY STRIKE