May 6, 1918 (13th Parliament, 1st Session)

L LIB

Mr. BOURASSA:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the Government been informed that in the spring of 1912, men were 'hired to go to Victoria, British Columbia, and work there as lumbermen, carpenters, painters, etc., at the rate of $3, $4, and1 $5 per diem, travelling expenses prepaid and' lodgings gratuitously provided for?

2. Has the Government been made aware of the fact that, when the said workmen and mechanics had reached *Victoria, all travelling expenses were deducted from their wages; that they were paid only $2 and $2.50 per day, and that they had to pay for their lodgings?
3. Is it the intention of the Government to pay for these men's travelling expenses so as to enable them to return home?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT AT VICTORIA, B.C.
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