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

CON

Harry James Barber

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARBER:

There is considerable variation in the wages paid in the different municipalities for relief work. I had a letter the other day from a man who has been employed on relief work for three years and he tells me that he has received only S20 a month, and he has to pay $10 a month for rent. I understand that this particular municipality is receiving contributions on a fifty-fifty basis from the two governments. Is there not some way by which wages could be regulated so that they would be more nearly uniform? I do not know of two municipalities in my part of the country that pay the same rate.

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Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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