As a member of a
labour organization for more than thirty years, I can assure my hon friend that I have kept closely in touch with the point he raises, and I may state that during the past three or four years no espionage has been maintained over reputable and responsible labour organizations. I realize that my hon. friend may regard as labour meetings gatherings of men who are first, last and all the time advocating the overthrow of constitutional government If he argues that espionage is maintained in such cases, he is right, and I say that it is proper that it should be maintained, because I do not believe we want such men, under the guise of labour, gathered together for the purpose of plotting the overthrow of constitutional government and doing away with certain conditions that Canadians love and respect and are ready to fight for. There has been no action taken by the police in any of these cases that I am not heartily in accord with, and I am ready to go into any body of organized labour, properly constituted, and defend the action thus taken. I could give my hon. friend some very interesting information about the attitude and actions of some gentlemen who pretend they are representing labour. They are doing no such thing when they are undertaking to undermine the constitution and thwart the laws of the country.
Topic: TRADE AND COMMERCE