April 23, 1918 (13th Parliament, 1st Session)

UNI L

William Stevens Fielding

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. FIELDING:

When the resolution was before the committee, I called attention to a point which possibly was not well taken, but if it w'as well taken, it would apply just as much to the Bill as to the resolution. If the Bill contemplates the organization of offices at Ottawa, and I presume the Minister of Labour has that in mind, I would point out that this Bill provides for the entire appropriation Being paid to the governments of the different provinces. Section 5 says that the " -moneys appropriated for each year shall be allotted and paid to the governments of the respective provinces," so it would appear to me that 1 under this Bill not -a dollar of this money could be appropriated for any organization work in Ottawa. If that is the intention, the Bill is all right; but if it is contemplated to maintain any organization at Ottawa and pay its expenses out of this Bill, I would ask the minister to consider whether this Bill gives him the power that -he wants.

Topic:   ORGANIZATION AND CO-ORDINATION OF EMPLOYMENT OFFICES.
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