That question was raised when we were putting through the amendment, and possibly that will be the case, although I think we will be able to take care of the increased number of annuities that are issued under that plan without any material or perhaps without any increase in the staff.
knows, Canada's relation to the conference is different probably from that of any other
national Labour conference is of the opinion should be taken. On most questions to be dealt with this country generally speaking has to confine its efforts to directing the attention of the various provinces to the conventions adopted or the recommendations made, and then wait until such time as the provinces proceed to consider those questions. Canada is not in the position to do the things which I know my hon. friend has in mind and which he would like to see done in regard to many of the matters taken up by the conference. For example, workmen's compensation was the most important subject dealt with by the conference at its recent session which closeif this month. Now. the Dominion has nc authority to deal with that subject, which is a matter that comes under the control of the respective provinces. However, the government will bring to the attention of the nine provinces the result of the proceedings leaving the various questions to be dealt with by the provincial authorities.
My hon. friend understands me thoroughly when I say that Canada has no authority under our constitution to ratify such conventions without the authorization and concurrence of the various provinces, which provinces have certain rights that are theirs alone under the constitution.