Hon. T. W. CROTHERS (Minister of Labour):
The statement of my hon. friend about the Director of Coal Operations in district No. 18 being opposed to organized labour is the first intimation of that sort that I have had concerning Mr. Armstrong. Mr. Armstrong reached Calgary yesterday, and his instructions are to have operations resumed at once. -No inquiry will be neces-sarj? further than to ascertain the general condition there before the men will go to work. I had a wire from him to-day to say that he would wire me to-morrow definitely. I expect he will succeed in getting the men to go to work at once, and he will make whatever inquiries are necessary afterwards. As to the full statement that my hon. friend desires, I may say to him that the House has made an order for a return of all the correspondence concerning this matter, which is very voluminous. It is being prepared now, and when it is laid on the Table he will have the disclosure of the negotiations which he desires.
Subtopic: DIRECTOR OF COAL MINING OPERATIONS. -