Mr. MACDONALD (Richmond-West Cape Breton):
Mr. Speaker, for the infor-
. Nova Scotia Miners
mation of the House I will read this telegram just received from one of the citizens of Glace Bay:
Banked coal order from Thornton to relieve distress, allocated 20,000 goes to mainland-
That is, the mainland of Nova Scotia and not the distressed area.
-where there is no distress. 66,000 to be taken from bank already at steel works, Sydney-
That coal is already banked at Sydney and will give no employment to anyone working there.
-where it was put down before order was given. 33,000 to come from Caledonia and New Aberdeen. Latter gets a total of 4 days' work from to-day. To April 10 over a thousand families must live on 4 days' net earnings for 58 days. Caledonia gets 2 days' work a week. Relief order does not mean one extra dollar to distress; district committee does not know if Besco or railway is to blame. Ask you to question latter.
I suppose that means to question the Railway department.
Situation getting worse daily.
This is signed Stuart McCawley, one of the citizens' committee.
Topic: NOVA SCOTIA COAL MINERS