February 2, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

Andrew Broder

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BRODER.

Mr. Speaker, to my mind it is a question whetheT it would not have been wise to have first brought in representatives of the manufacturing interests and of the labour interests, to have secured their evidence and then have the expert give his information and answer questions that might arise from their evidence. Anyway, I am satisfied that the members of that committee are approaching the question with every intention of doing everything they can for the public interest, and as far as I am concerned, that is the way I approach it. The labour element does not affect me at all, because I have no manufacturing centres to interfere with my political interests in that sense at all, but the country generally are interested in the outcome of this whole measure, whatever effect it might have. I do not wish to discuss that to-day, because I do not think that it is pertinent, but from what I have seen of the committee and learned, I feel it my duty to at least vote for the resolution.

Topic:   HOURS OF LABOUR ON PUBLIC WORKS
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