June 26, 1925 (14th Parliament, 4th Session)

LAB

William Irvine

Labour

Mr. IRVINE:

Yes, I presume it is too late. The second remark of the Prime Minister makes me despair of the administration paying the slightest attention to any appeal of labour; but I shall make that appeal nevertheless. There is no reason why a provision which is violated should not be removed, and the offending clause works more hardship on labour than on anybody else. If the government does not particularly want to stand in the way of labour, then I plead with hon. gentlemen opposite to remove the discrimination that now exists by adopting the amendment I move, seconded by the hon. member for Centre Winnipeg (Mr. Woodsworth):
That this bill be not read .the third time, but that it be referred back to the committee of the whole with instructions to amend subsection (1) of section 10 of the Dominion Elections Act by inserting the words " or a labour union " after the word " alone " in the third line thereof.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT
Full View