Mr. Alistair Stewart (Winnipeg North) moved
for leave to introduce Bill No. 233, to declare the meat packing industry works for the general advantage of Canada.
He said: Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to make that part of the meat packing industry which carries on operations in two or more provinces subject to section 53(g) of the Industrial Relations and Disputes Investigation Act. In matters of collective bargaining the industry will then be able to negotiate on a national basis, and the government of Canada will have the authority to deal with disputes in an industry whose smooth functioning is essential to the national economy.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.
Subtopic: WORKS AND UNDERTAKINGS DECLARED TO BE FOR THE GENERAL ADVANTAGE OF CANADA