March 30, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)


William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)



I notice that whenever I hit the nail on the head my right hon. friend jumps at once to his feet. I think hon. members of the House will be the first to appreciate whether I have given their true significance to the words of my right hon. friend. What I want to make plain is that so far as the purpose of this Government is concerned, we do not propose to take any action which can be construed as countenancing that kind of industrial warfare. It has not made any headway in Canada at the present time, and for this Government-after an attempt has been made to introduce such methods into an industrial controversy- to appoint, or to concede in the interests of those responsible a commission under such circumstances would be to countenance that kind of warfare and to encourage it in this country. The Minister of Labour made that very plain this afternoon and in doing so he stated unequivocally the position of the Government.

Topic:   SO, 1922
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