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

LIB

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. The Canadian National Railway Company and allied companies comply with the Workmen's Compensation Acts of the various provinces in Canada. There is no federal statute providing that the compensation board of each province shall administer any of the funds provided by federal authority, the reason being that the courts have decided that the Workmen's Compensation Acts, dealing as they do with civil rights, are within the jurisdiction of the various provinces. By a statute of the parliament of Canada (Chap. 15, 1918) employees in the service of His Majesty who are injured, are entitled to the same compensation as ordinary employees under the laws of the province in Which the accident occurred. Subsection 4 of section 1 of that act deals with employees on the Canadian government railway.
2. All the provinces have different Workmen's Compensation laws. The Dominion statute last mentioned merely makes applicable to government employees residing in the province the provisions of the provincial act affected.
QUEBEC HARBOUR-ST. COLOMB de SILLERY LOTS

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
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