December 9, 1909 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

William Sora Middlebro

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MIDDLEBRO.

The promoter of this Bill wants to reduce the hours of labour from ten to eight. But suppose I am a government contractor and this Bill becomes law, and I am paying my men $2 a day for a ten hour day. Under the provisions of this Bill, I would have to shorten the day to eight hours and I would reduce my wages to $1.60 per day. How would the hon. gentleman meet a case of that kind?

Topic:   HOURS OF LAROUR ON PUBLIC WORKS.
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