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


Rodolphe Lemieux

Laurier Liberal


If there was an appeal from .the decision of the board, I would suggest that the report be published in *full, if it is not too bulky. Many labour organizations are interested in those reports. Moreover, I receive many -letters *from people in the United States and elsewhere, who think that I am still Minister of Labour, inquiring about the operation of this law, which is followed with a great deal of interest by universities in the United States and other countries. I agree that when the report is too bulky, a fair summary could be handed to the editor of the Gazette and published as the report of the board. My hon. friend might, perhaps, amend the section to provide that the summary shall be submitted to both sides and agreed upon. I know that no better man than Mr. Acland, the deputy minister, can be found to prepare the summaries of these reports. He has had large experience in journalism and in literature generally, and he is so familiar with the operation of the Act and so conscientious and painstaking in its administration that I should have no hesitation in entrusting to *him the preparation of such a summary.

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