June 19, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)


Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)


There is no doubt about Mr. McMichael having come to this country and the position of general manager having been taken from Mr. Dwight. There is no doubt ' whatever about Mr. Hughes or about Mr. COMMONS
S. B. McMichael, or about Mr. Carney, manager in Ottawa baying replaced Mr. Bethune. The information that my right hon. friend has is the information, as I am informed, given to the Department of Labour. But that information is incorrect. So far as my information goes, there is no doubt whatever that these gentlemen were engaged in tlie United States and came here for the purpose of filling these positions. They are under contract ; they are in violation of the Alien Labour law. And if an inquiry is made, my right hon. friend will find that my statement of the facts is absolutely correct. Before further changes are made, I think that, as the Department of Labour costs us pretty dear, and as this is essentially within its functions, the matter ought to be looked into immediately to prevent Canadians losing their positions merely because of the fact that they are Canadians.
Motion (Mr. Monk) to adjourn, negatived.

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