April 21, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MURDOCK:

We have only three or four of these Joint Industrial Councils at the present time, I am told. They are in Montreal, Hamilton and Toronto. The results secured are not what the Labour Department looked and hoped for in the formation of these councils. I might add for the information of my hon. friend that the expenditure in connection with this item for the last fiscal year was $13,722.- ' 36. The appropriation is intended to meet

Supply-Labour
charges arising out of work done for the promotion of a system of joint industrial councils as between employers and workmen. The system is largely identical with that known in Great Britain as the Whitley Councils and is thought likely to be helpful in meeting the difficult situation arising out of the industrial unrest. The appropriation is intended to meet charges for printing and stationery, travelling expenses, and temporary assistance.

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