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

CON

Samuel Barker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARKER.

The hon. gentleman in that regard is in just about the same position as he is, in his department, with regard to the subject generally. He is what they used to call in the States, 'a know nothing.' I have no doubt that if the evidence this professor may procure in foreign countries should not be satisfactory to the labour men, they will want another professor employed to get the other side of the question; and if the evidence be not satisfactory to the capitalists they will say that the report is a one-sided one and does not amount to anything. The only question here, outside of the question whether this is a useless expenditure of public money, is whether we should override the unanimous recommendation of the committee. I do not like to vote against such a recommendation, and for that reason alone I shall support this motion.

Topic:   HOURS OF LABOUR ON PUBLIC WORKS
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