April 9, 1937 (18th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CCF

James Shaver Woodsworth

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

The objection I took to the reading of articles in newspapers was the quoting of newspaper opinions on certain matters before the house. I am quoting facts now. The organizer, Hugh Thompson, said:
We are not going to break any laws. We are going to abide by them and see they are executed.
There we have pretty clearly stated what seems to be the attitude of the man representing the workers.
There is also an extraordinary statement and apparently a quite impartial one from the mayor. In his reply the mayor said he was not taking sides in the dispute, and continued :
Some people consider that if you are not one hundred per cent with them, then you favour the other side, but I intend to keep an impartial attitude.

Topic:   LABOUR DISPUTE
Subtopic:   OSHAWA STRIKE OP AUTOMOBILE EMPLOYEES
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