June 25, 1925

LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MURDOCK:

All of it, and I am asking in the supplementary estimates for an additional $20,000, which is the amount by which last year's vote was exceeded.

Supply-Labour

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William Irvine

Labour

Mr. IRVINE:

Do I understand that $30,000 has been expended in the administration of this act alone?

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LAB

William Irvine

Labour

Mr. IRVINE:

How many employees received part of this $30,000?

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MURDOCK:

The department has

taken on no new employees so far, as the result of the operation of this act. The expenditure is for a per diem allowance for the commissioner, legal advice in certain cases to the commissioner, stenographic and accounting services, and other services of such a nature as was necessary in western Canada and in1 British Columbia in connection with the investigations that were there made. The commissioner who investigated the alleged coal combine in Winnipeg had to have with him a legal gentleman, and in connection with that investigation they had to go to Edmonton, Calgary, Reginia, and I think a number of other points in the west.

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LAB

William Irvine

Labour

Mr. IRVINE:

Does the minister anticipate this will be an annual vote, this amount or larger?

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MURDOCK:

This amount or larger, yes, I think so.

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PRO

Henry Elvins Spencer

Progressive

Mr. SPENCER:

What is the per diiem fee paid to the legal gentlemen who are engaged in this work?

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MURDOCK:

The usual fee is $50 a

day for the legal adviser who accompanies the registrar.

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LAB

William Irvine

Labour

Mr. IRVINE:

That is the full union wage. Does he work an eight-hour day?

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CON

Grote Stirling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STIRLING:

Does the minister propose to issue a final report on the alleged fruit combine, following the interim report?

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MURDOCK:

I think it will be necessary to do SO', but it may be some little time before that is done. There may be some other side investigations which it may be necessary to make.

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LAB

Joseph Tweed Shaw

Labour

Mr. SHAW:

What is the present situation with regard to that combine? I rather understood an injunction proceeding had been taken out for the purpose of restraining any action.

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MURDOCK:

I have just explained to my hon. friend from Yale the situation. The gentleman appointed by the Minister of 314

Justice to prosecute has spent considerable time .going over the evidence and exhibits, has visited the attorneys general in the four western provinces, and is leaving Winnipeg tonight, I understand, to proceed to British Columbia and take such further action as may be neteessary. What that action may be, I do not know. As to the injunction my hon. friend speaks about, I know nothing of it excepting the item that appeared in the press some time ago.

Distribution of parliament documents and other government publications, $40,000.

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James Arthurs

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ARTHURS:

I hold in my hand two publications, one entitled Labour Legislation in Canada, 1924, issued by the King's Printer in the ordinary way, and compiled and published by the Department of Labour. This comprises 107 or 108 pages and it is of value naturally only to one section in this country. No other department, so far as I am aware, goes to the trouble of issuing a book of this kind concerning legislation which has been passed during the previous year. For instance, although there are many valuable additions to the statutes made under the auspices of the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Motherwell), he has never had a publication of this kind. I have another one called Labour Organizations in Canada, which comprises almost 300 pages of close print, and undoubtedly it lias cost a large amount of money to produce. In the estimates a certain sum is voted for the publication of the Labour Gazette of Canada, but I cannot find any particular amount allocated to the publication of these two works.

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MURDOCK:

My hon. friend, of

course, is discussing a question that should have been dealt with under item No. 252, "Conciliation and Labour Act, including publication, printing, binding and distribution of Labour Gazette and allowance to correspondents." This particular vote has nothing to do with the question my hon, friend is discussing, but I do not mind giving him the advice that should have been given to him when that vote was dealt with on the 17th of March last. I think my hon. friend will find that those publications are supplementary to the Labour Gazette and were issued as such. They are issued in connection with and as part of the information given out by the department. [DOT]

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James Arthurs

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ARTHURS:

The minister may be perfectly correct in stating that these are supplements to the Labour Gazette, but no such information is on the face of the documents.

Supply-Labour

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MURDOCK:

That is the way in which they are issued. We have not changed any practices excepting that these publications are brought more nearly up to date.

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June 25, 1925