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 5 of 246)


June 10, 1935

Mr. GORDON:

The amendment has been withdrawn.

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

Mr. GORDON:

It was proposed to strike from the third line of section 2 the words "from time to time" and insert in lieu thereof the words "at the date of the contract when such work is being performed by contract." It was pointed out by the leader of the opposition that a contract for a considerable period of time might well work a hardship upon employees, and upon his suggestion the amendment was withdrawn.

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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June 10, 1935

Mr. GORDON:

Mr. Chairman, I think that upon reflection the hon. member will not pursue that argument further. Surely the federal government is quite as able to determine what fair wages are as any province of Canada, and I do not say that disrespectfully of any province. If section 2 is examined further it will be observed that fair wages not only means "such wages as are generally accepted as current from time to time for competent workmen in the district in which the work is being performed," but at the end of the section there are these words, "but shall in all cases be such wages as are fair and reasonable." We have very .competent officials who determine both those sets of facts, if both have to be determined-what fair wages are generally accepted as current in the locality, and in addition thereto, if the wages that are generally accepted as current are not fair and reasonable wages, our officers will fix as the wage a wage that is fair and reasonable rather than the current wage. I must say that in my experience in the Labour department in the last four cur five years I have run across no difficulties, or difficulties so indifferent that I have not charged my memory with them, where the wages fixed by the department have not been fair and reasonable. Sometimes they are the current wages. They are never lower than the current wages, and very frequently they have been higher.

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

Mr. GORDON:

Yes.

Topic:   FAIR WAGES AND HOURS OF LABOUR
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