Official Report of the Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada Volume 4

Official Report of the Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada Volume 4

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...situation. If this government does not meet the situation, my suggestion is that the people there should claim the right to control and operate the mines, even though they have to operate the railways, too. Mr. RALPH SMITH (Nanaimo). This question is of sufficient importance to claim the fair consideration of every member of this House. After the experience of last winter in the Northwest, every man in this House is seriously anxious to prevent the possibility of a recurrence of that experience. Now, in the lirst place, I believe there is a mistaken notion that these miners are on strike. But, if I understand the correspondence, the mines are actually working, and that is confirmed by private information that has readied me. That which has given rise to the suspicion that there was a strong probability of a strike, causing a reduced output of these mines, I believe, is that many of these miners have left and gone to the west, where there is any amount of work for miners. It is generally known that there is a considerable scarcity of labour. The miners, rather than be implicated in any trouble, have picked up their belongings and gone to the coast of British Columbia to worn in the mines there. Two remedies are proposed by these telegrams from these boards of trade. One is a law to separate the Canadian union from the union on the American side. Of course, the members of this House will see the foolishness of that proposition, the utter impossibility of the government interfering witn a matter of that description. Mr. SPROULE. Does the hon. gentleman (Mr. Ralph Smith) refer to the emphatic statement of the hon. member for Maisonneuve (Mr. Verville), that neither parliament nor the people have the right to interfere with more

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  • Paperback | 1072 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 53mm | 1,869g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123690074X
  • 9781236900746