That the House will resolve itself into committee on Monday next to consider the following resolutions :-
1. That the Governor in Council may from time to time advance and pay to the corporation of the Harbour Commissioners of Montreal, in addition to the moneys authorized to be advanced to the said corporation by the Governor in Council, by chapter 10 of the statutes of 1896 (first session) and by chapter 47 of the statutes of 1898, such sums of money, not exceeding in the whole the sum of one million dollars, as are required, to enable the said corporation to construct such grain elevators and other terminal facilities as are necessary properly to equip the port of Montreal.
2. No such advance shall be made unless the plans, specifications and estimates for the works to be performed by the said corporation and on which the money so to be advanced is to be expended have been first submitted to and approved by the Minister of Public Works.
3. The said corporation shall, upon an advance being made, deposit with the Minister of Finance and Receiver General debentures of the said corporation equal in par value to the advance so made (which debentures the said corporation are hereby authorized to issue), and such debentures so issued shall be of such amounts as the said Minister of Finance and Receiver General determines, and shall bear date on the day when such advance is made and shall be repayable within twenty-five years from the date of their issue, and in the meantime shall bear Interest at the rate of 3 per centum per annum, such interest to be payable half-yearly, on the first day of July and the first day of January in each year.
4. The principal and interest of the sums so to be advanced as aforesaid, to the said corporation shall be paid by the corporation out of the revenue of the corporation mentioned in section 8 of chapter 10 of the statutes of 1896 (first session), and shall be a charge upon said revenue in the same manner and to the same extent as If the sums so advanced had been borrowed by the corporation under said chapter 10 of the statutes of 1896 (first session).
sequently I am at home and have nothing to do. I have a large family to support, am a Canadian and cannot get work on a Canadian contract let by your government. What am I going to do? A foreigner can come here from the United States if he is a member of the union, then can go to work while I may sit and starve. If we are going to have unions, let us have Canadian ones, and let them be controlled by the government, so that they cannot coerce any man by extortion, but let them be fair and honest in their dealing. I have this day mailed to the editor of the Labour Gazette, Department of Labour, Ottawa, a copy of my grievance. Will you kindly see that it is brought before the proper parties, or before the House, so that I can go to work.
I am yours,
(Sgd.) ROBERT W. SAUL,
Camden East, Ont.
It appears to me that this is a matter that comes directly under the control of the Department of Labour, and I am sure that the hon. acting Minister of Labour, now that his attention is called to it, and his department will, no doubt, have a copy of the complaint, or I can let the hon. gentleman have this letter, will see that justice is done to a Canadian citizen who desires that he shall have a fair show to work on a contract given by the Canadian government. I am sure that there is no stipulation in the contract that will prevent Mr. Saul from having a fair show as a citizen of Canada on the work that is going on to which he refers. I would ask the hon. acting Minister of Labour to look into this matter at once, so that justice may be done to Mr. Saul and to other Canadians who are placed in the same position. It looks to me intolerable that Americans
He said : I beg to say that the subject of these resolutions having been brought to the attention of His Excellency the Governor General, he commends them to the favour of the House.