July 1, 1938

LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

I can say to my hon. friend that urban occupational training, which covers apprenticeship and shorter learnership courses, has been adopted in most provinces, but in varying degree. In the large industrial provinces, of course, there is a greater opportunity for this type of work, and we shall do whatever is possible to extend it during the coming year.

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CON

Denton Massey

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MASSEY:

Has the minister found the experience to date satisfactory? In other words, has the employer been ready to cooperate?

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

I should say the readiness of employers to cooperate has increased, and on the basis of the experience of last year we believe we will obtain greater cooperation during the coming year.

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CON

Denton Massey

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MASSEY:

Has the minister any plans in connection with those who complete these learnership or apprenticeship courses or whatever projects they may be engaged in, to aid them in securing employment wherever it mav offer?

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

In some provinces before young men and women are registered in these special courses ultimate employment is found for them on the completion of such courses. We do believe that it will be wise to appoint

at least one placement officer, and possibly more in the various provinces, certainly in the larger ones, who will give full time to-assisting these young men and women to find their way into employment on the completion of their courses.

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CON
LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

They are selected through the Employment Service of Canada, where possible, and there is provision for ultimate approval of men or women in higher age groups, even if they have not come within the original qualification as to age.

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CON
LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

Not necessarily unemployed, but the preference is given to those who have been unemployed or whose families have been on relief. The phrase also used is "in necessitous circumstances."

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CON
LIB
CON
LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

That committee was not actually in operation last year as such; it has been set up only within the present fiscal year. Some of those now serving on this committee were formerly members of the youth employment committee and the women's employment committee, and in future they will serve without remuneration, receiving only their actual travelling expenses. That is all that has been paid so far.

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CON

Denton Massey

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MASSEY:

This vote amounts to $1,750,000. and I was wondering what part of that would apply directly to the training of young people and how much would be expended in administration, travelling expenses, and so on.

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

Practically all of it will go for the training of unemployed young people. The administration costs have been very small.

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SC

Orvis A. Kennedy

Social Credit

Mr. KENNEDY:

Will the statement the minister is going to place on Hansard include the expenditures made by the provinces in connection with these schemes, or has he that information?

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

I will see that it includes the amounts allocated to the different provinces.

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SC

Orvis A. Kennedy

Social Credit

Mr. KENNEDY:

I believe this is on a dollar for dollar basis between the provinces and the dominion?

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LIB
SC

Orvis A. Kennedy

Social Credit

Mr. KENNEDY:

I believe the dominion is paying only dollar for dollar for the actual training, while the provinces have to pay the expenses of transporting the young people to the various training centres. Can the minister tell us the amount expended by each province under this scheme? I should think there would be more expended by the provinces than by the dominion.

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July 1, 1938