I suppose that would be done under regulations to be made. Bui under the present Act, as I understand it, these people are not prohibited from coming into the country, but we only have the remedy against those who help them to come in. The hon. member for West Toronto (Mr. Clarke) referred to the general scope of the Act. I want to say th'at, within the last few years, I have been at almost numberless gatherings of labour men throughout the country, and I have never Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.
yet heard any of them endorse the policy of retaliation, as contained in the Alien Labour Act. Labour does not stand for the retaliatory principle at all. The only thing they want in the Act is the anti-contract feature. They have not been able to get it. but we have a measure of it under this Alien Labour Act. For my part, I believe that the minister would be well advised to keep in section 7, and, keeping that in, to strike out section 9 of the Alien Labour law. I never did endorse the policy of retaliation. I am not by any means committed to the idea that we should let other countries legislate for us. Labour stands for the anti-contract idea. Labour does not object to immigrants coming into Canada to take their part in the ordinary way in building up the country. But what they do object to, and what they have reason to object to, because they have suffered from it for year's past, is the system of bringing in bodies of men under contract, men who, in many cases, do not know the conditions of labour here, but who are brought in to take work from men who are already here. There is some relief in this Bill.
Topic: ALIEN LABOUR IMPORTATION.