May 31, 1929 (16th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

If there is any
difficulty over validity, is there not a possible difficulty in the Dominion parliament forcing an employer to give a half holiday for election purposes? It seems to me that might readily be construed as interfering with freedom of contract. If objection is taken to the payment of wages for one hour, objection might easily be taken to the cessation of work for half a day.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT
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