January 29, 1963 (25th Parliament, 1st Session)

NDP

Thomas Rodney Berger

New Democratic Party

Mr. Berger:

Mr. Chairman, I appreciate Your Honour's intervention and I am grateful for Your Honour's advice. I hope Your Honour will bear with me as I am a new member in this house, and a new member of the committee, but I was seeking to show how essential it was that the federal government should be prepared to do everything which lies within its powers-and a great deal lies within the power of the federal government- to make sure that labour and management deal with each other on the basis of equality. Because it is the responsibility of the federal government to protect the rights of labour, in so far as it lies within the jurisdiction of the federal government to do so. I was urging

it upon the committee that on looking back to the events of 1959 the committee would agree that had the government had the courage to exercise its power of disallowing legislation passed in Newfoundland-

Topic:   NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR DEFINITION OF DUTIES, APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS, ETC.
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