Official Report of the Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada Volume 1

Official Report of the Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...importance of the strikes nnd lockouts which have taken place in this country during the last four or Ave years. I have here a statement compiled for the years 1901 to the present. It has been compiled largely from official returns. I find the following strikes and lockouts occurred during the years I have mentioned: In 1901 104 1902 123 1903 160 1904 103 1905 87 I have not the figures for 1906. Going back to 1901, as far as I can ascertain, the 104 strikes which took place in that year concerned no less than 28.581 employees. There was in that year a strike of the Canadian Pacific Railway trackmen, involving about 5,000 persons. There was a strike of the Fraser river fishermen. There were strikes of the carpenters in Ottawa. Winnipeg and Sydney. There was a strike at the Rossland mines involving 1.000 men. Also at the Alexandria mines, B.C.. involving 260 men. There was a strike of the piano workers tn Toronto Involving 480 men. Also at the Laurentide pulp mills in which 800 men took part. Also at the Valleyfleld cotton mills. During 1901 the militia were called out In connection with the Eraser river strike and the strike of the Valleyfield cotton mills. In 1902 the 123 strikes involved 12.142 employees. There was a strike of the longshoremen at Halifax involving 1.200 men. There was also a strike of the employees of the Toronto Street Railway involving 1.000 men, In connection with which the militia were called out. In that year there were also many other strikes. In the year 1903, among the 160 strikes which took place was one of the employees of the Montreal street railway. In fact there were two strikes of the Montral street railway employees during that year. One of these which began the 5th February, 1903, involved about more

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  • Paperback | 1050 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 52mm | 1,833g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651707
  • 9781236651709