George GORDON

GORDON, The Hon. George

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Nipissing (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 2, 1865
Deceased Date
February 3, 1942
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gordon_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=5ad85252-e5b4-408d-b0ec-d0a246a9a374&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lumber merchant

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Nipissing (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Nipissing (Ontario)
October 17, 1912 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Nipissing (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 246)


June 10, 1935

Mr. GORDON:

Just a moment, I shall

try to clear this up. But while the legislation with respect to that class- of work confines the dominion to an eight-hour day ostensibly, yet-and I think this keeps us clearly within the law-there is nothing in my judgment to prevent this government entering into an agreement, say, with a province, say, with any other agency, where it seems proper that the federal state should subscribe, that one of the conditions of that agreement should be that it shall conform to a forty-four hour week or such other regulation as might be imported- into such an agreement as a condition for the advance.

Topic:   FAIR WAGES AND HOURS OF LABOUR
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June 10, 1935

Mr. GORDON:

The following are the amounts paid to the province of Quebec under the legislation indicated for relief in the federal constituency of Hull in accordance with certificates of expenditure rendered by the province:

The Unemployment Relief Act,

1930 $ 134,123 46

The Unemployment and Farm Relief Act, 1931, and Continuance Act, 1932 182,487 49

The Relief Act. 1932 90.492 84

The Relief Act, 1933 140,168 80

(1) The Relief Act, 1934 36,823 72

(1) On July 31. 1934, the dominion ceased contributing to the province's expenditures on a percentage basis and since that date has paid to the province a monthly grant-in-aid to assist the province in discharging its responsibilities connected with the relief of necessitous persons within its borders. The amount of the grant-in-aid allocated to the different sections by the province is not however a matter of record with the dominion.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF EXPENDITURE-HULL COUNTY, QUE.
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June 10, 1935

Mr. GORDON:

Yes.

Topic:   FAIR WAGES AND HOURS OF LABOUR
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June 10, 1935

Mr. GORDON:

I do not think the question raised by the hon. member should cause any great difficulty. I am quite in agreement with him when he states that on purely federal works this parliament would have sovereign authority to make a one-hour week if it chose or a week of any other number of hours within the number contained in a week. The change with respect to purely federal works was to bring the construction of such works into harmony with the recommendations made by the royal commission on price spreads and mass buying. That amendment appears in section 3, subsection (1) (b) of the bill.

Then with respect to the new section, section 5, which deals with work to which the dominion, the federal state, may contribute by way of subsidy, loan, advance or guarantee; with respect to that class of work this enactment goes no further than the forty-eight hour week, because as I said a few

Fair Wages and. Hours of Labour

momenta ago, where the work is primarily-being carried1 on by another agency and the federal state merely contributes, then we might well imperil the legality of the bill by going further than we believe we have the right to go under the legislation recently introduced with respect to the adoption of the eight-hour day.

Topic:   FAIR WAGES AND HOURS OF LABOUR
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June 10, 1935

Mr. GORDON:

The following are the amounts paid to the province of Quebec under the legislation indicated for relief in the federal constituency of Pontiac in accordance with certificates of expenditure rendered by the province:

The Unemployment Relief Act,

1930 $ 96,276 86

The Unemployment and Farm Relief Act, 1931, and Continuance Act, 1932 167,794 98

The Relief Act, 1932 174,452 08

The Relief Act, 1933 46,193 73

(1) The Relief Act, 1934 13,887 56

In addition to the foregoing expenditures, the dominion has paid to the province under the provisions of The Relief Act, 1933 the sum of S9.890.87 for work undertaken on the Maniwaki-Mont Laurier and Senneterre highway, but certificates of expenditure rendered by the province do not indicate what proportion of the expenditure was made in the county of Pontiac.

(1) On July 31, 1934, the dominion ceased contributing to the province's expenditures on a percentage basis and since that date has paid to the province a monthly grant-in-aid to assist the province in discharging its responsibilities connected with the relief of necessitous persons within its borders. The amount of the grant-in-aid allocated to the different sections by the province is not however a matter of record with the dominion.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF EXPENDITURE-PONTIAC COUNTY, QUE.
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