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

NDP

Douglas Mason Fisher

New Democratic Party

Mr. Fisher:

Mr. Chairman, my remarks are merely to the mover of the amendment by way of brief congratulations to him for bringing it forward. Just last week I had the opportunity of sharing a platform with the hon. member, and he spent a great deal of his time expressing grave doubts about the power of trade union organizations in Canada, and where they had led some of the trade unions. He expressed considerable fears about the democracy which seemed to prevail in some Canadian unions, including one that is very prominent in his own constituency, namely the steelworkers. Therefore, I can assure him that he has had some kind of revelation in the last few days and is now prepared to put a great deal of faith in the trade union elite.

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