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

LAB

Humphrey Mitchell

Labour

Mr. MITCHELL:

I am opposed to any
appeals to court in connection with legislation of this kind. I have had some experience with workmen's compensation legislation which gives the right of appeal, and where the employer with all his financial resources is pitted against the individual worker. I would rather see the commission itself be the final court of appeal. I think it has been proven conclusively in connection with workmen's compensation legislation in its application in the broadest sense that the employee is distinctly better off when he stays out of court in matters of that kind, and I would suggest to the government that they eliminate this provision which permits either party to appeal to the courts.

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