May 29, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)

CON

Ambrose Upton Gledstanes Bury

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BURY:

My hon. friend from North Winnipeg (Mr. Heaps) has overlooked this fact. These labour disputes he speaks of are disputes in specific establishments. Tariffs deal with laws relating to all establishment* of the same kind, and what my hon. friend is asking is that the tariff and the authority of parliament over tariffs should be used for the purpose of enforcing fair working conditions in particular individual establishments. That is impossible. Tariffs deal with the whole trade of Canada. They deal with the trade and industry and the industrial interests not of any one particular establishment in an industry but of every establishment in that industry. Some establishments may be perfectly fair and honourable and humane in their conditions of work and wages and so on, while others may not be, and you cannot pick out one industry and treat it one way by means of the tariff and treat another industry under the same tariff law in another way.

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES
Subtopic:   POWER OP MINISTER TO BRING ACT INTO OPERATION WITH OR WITHOUT COMPLAINT
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