John Alexander (1874-1948) Macdonald
Mr. J. A. MACDONALD (Kings):
I desire to direct the attention of the government to a matter referred to in the following telegram which, Sir, with your permission, I will read. This telegram is from Souris, P.EJ. It says:
Can you bring to attention Minister Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment discrimination against returned soldiers m railroad snow fighting here; can supply concrete case of returned man with good war record and wounded refused work while four of one family none of whom saw service employed.
J. F. Sterns.
In view of the fact that the Canadian National Railways are entirely out of politics, why is it that in connection with railroad snow fighting and all other work on the Prince Edward Island railway no one need apply for employment unless he is armed with a recommendation from some Liberal committee or Liberal heeler?
Subtopic: EMPLOYMENT OF RETURNED SOLDIERS