July 1, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)


This would seem to be the appropriate place for me to say that since we last had under discussion the conditions of unemployment I have seen the Hon. Wesley Gordon, former minister of labour, and he informs me that the copy of a letter attached to a public file and marked "personal" from Ralph Webb was not to the best of his belief and knowledge on the file when he left the office. Secondly, I have looked in my own personal files, and I find no trace of any such document being received from Mr. Webb. But I assume it did come to the office. He was advised. I notice, that the Hon. Mr. Murphy, then Minister of the Interior, would go to Manitoba and investigate the whole situation there, that he did so, that the very persons who were discussing the matter in this house were publicly in favour of the work being done, and that after conferences with the provincial government the Minister of the Interior did so advise, and that action was taken.
Further, Mr. Gordon informs me that the reason it was determined that no further work should be carried on after the date of the elec-

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