April 17, 1918 (13th Parliament, 1st Session)

UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. J. D. REID (Minister of Railways) moved:

Third reading of Bill No. 51, to provide compensation where employees of His Majesty are killed or suffer injuries while performing their duty.
Mr. JACQUES BUREAU (Three Rivers) . It is provided by the Bill that Government employees of each province shall be treated the same as ordinary employees, coming within the Employers' Liability and the Workmen's Compensation Act. The 'question arose yesterday as to how we should designate the Crown when we desire to bring an action and desire to summon the King. The summons is in the name of the King, and it will be the King summoning the King. I would suppose that if a man worked tor the Public Works Department the fact of his bringing an action against the Public Works Department would be sufficient without any service. Could the Minister of the Interior explain as to that?

Topic:   COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.
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