June 25, 1925 (14th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MURDOCK:

We shall secure a copy of the court's decision on the matter and give
it to the hon. gentleman for his information. I will not undertake to add to or take from that decision.
Mr. W00DSW70RTH: I am not discussing the Supreme court's decision; indeed, the whole text if read here would not touch the point I am raising. As I understand the matter, Canada entered into certain treaty obligations and signed the Peace treaty of Versailles; and the various conventions are the working out of that treaty. I understand that the Dominion of Canada has these obligations, and I understand further that no province can carry them out. It would seem to me therefore that the ratification of the treaty is a matter for the Dominion and not for the provinces. Does the Minister of Labour dispute that statement?

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