February 27, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. MULOCK.

Is that calculated as free labour, or as convict labour? [DOT]
[ Sir JOHN THOMPSON. As convict labour, 50 cents per day, because their hours are shorter and work lighter than free labour. The product is sold at a price coveiing tlie cost of the material, also interest on the expenditure for plant, allowance for deterioration, and everything that enters into the calculation of a private manufacturer.

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