Douglas Scott Harkness
There are quite a number
of people who are interested in this matter. I believe the printing trades union are interested in it, and the printing firms, and all sorts of people [DOT] are interested in it. The minister should be able to say something further in connection with it. The next question was:
How do bureau rates of pay compare with commercial scales elsewhere?
The answer was:
The Public Printing and Stationery Act provides that no increase of wages shall be made so as to raise the rate above that which is, at the time of such increase, paid for similar work in the cities of Montreal and Toronto. Rates paid to prevailing rate employees during the last fiscal year were based on rates prevailing in Ottawa for similar work.
What was the rate paid to these people?
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