February 1, 1943 (19th Parliament, 4th Session)

NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Leader of the Opposition):

I desire to make an inquiry of the Prime Minister with respect to a matter that has come to my attention this afternoon. Some thirty representatives of Montreal Aircraft Lodge No. 712, covering a jurisdiction of about twenty thousand aircraft workers in four plants in the Montreal district, are in Ottawa, and from conversations I have had with them I rather think the situation there has deteriorated to such an extent that I am compelled to ask the right hon. gentleman if he will be good enough to make some intervention in the matter so that in the national interests the position will not become worse. I make this request in all sincerity of purpose because in my opinion it is greatly in the national interest that the Prime Minister should see these men and perhaps intervene so that the situation will not develop into something which will be detrimental to our war production. I wonder if he would give consideration to this suggestion.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   VISIT TO OTTAWA OF REPRESENTATIVES OF MONTREAL DISTRICT AIRCRAFT WORKERS
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