June 1, 1925 (14th Parliament, 4th Session)


James Murdock (Minister of Labour)



I think I can very safely say that it is generally satisfactory, and the records of the department would so indicate. I know, of course, that certain associations from time to time express disagreement with the application of that fair wage policy, but we find just as pointed disagreement on the part of the contractors, and if my hon. friend cared to review the records of the department in respect to the Welland ship canal he would find, I think, just as marked objection at times on the one side as on the other. The department tries to follow the fair, even, middle course and to recognize the current wage in the district or a fair and reasonable wage, and the department would be in a position to show by comparative figures in regard to each individual wage classification that this course had been followed.

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