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

UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

The next one is just as bad. The Prime Minister, in his quite intelligent analysis over the radio of the prevailing system in this country, has fully justified what I am going to say. He must know just as well as I do that so long as capitalism exists, it will require more than mere regulations by law to compel employers to do justice to their employees. There are exceptions to the rule in all industries. There are some employers who understand the conditions of the workers and who are willing to make mild sacrifices on their behalf; but in the mass there is on the part of the employers nothing 'but callousness and ignorance of the rights of working people. To insert a clause like this, which has the effect not only of intimidation but of causing these men and their colleagues in other industries to resist in every way even the striving for better conditions, is in my opinion a violation of British justice. I do not like the clause at all.

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