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

LIB

Emmanuel Berchmans Devlin

Liberal

Mr. DEVLIN.

I wish to suggest to the minister in charge of the legislation under consideration that in the study of the labour problem, it will be absolutely_ necessary that the one who is charged with the work should understand both languages. If he is to study the conditions of labour abroad, he will of necessity have to study the conditions which exist in France,, and for that purpose he will have to know the French language. Therefore, I would suggest to the hon. Minister of Labour (Mr. King) that, if possible, instead of naming one expert, a professor from Queen's University. Kingston, he should name two, one an English speaking man, and one a French Canadian, or at the very least, that the one to be named, should be thoroughly familiar with both languages.

Topic:   HOURS OF LABOUR ON PUBLIC WORKS
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