February 19, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

The clause with which we are now dealing is one in which there is a prohibition with an exception. The prohibition against benefits is modified by the exception which says that the applicant is still entitled to the benefits if he is not participating in or financing or directly interested in the trade dispute itself; and in the second place, if he does not belong to a grade or class of workers of which immediately before the commencement of the stoppage there were members employed at the premises at which this stoppage is taking place. So I do not see just how the question as put would touch this. This is the case of a worker who under the act would come within the prohibition, but in order that the act might be construed in his benefit there are in the clause two provisions which enable him still to receive his benefit. The first is his, shall I say, non-participation in the dispute, and second, his position with respect to a class of employment in the factory or industry in which he may be engaged.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO ESTABLISH AN UNEMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL INSURANCE COMMISSION
Full View