Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 25, No. 6

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 25, No. 6

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...introduction into France of universal suffrage, and more especially of late, the Catholic Church and the party supporting it have been directing their attention to extending the influence they already possess over portions of the rural community to industrial classes. VVhether there be in reality any ulterior political motive connected with this movement is beyond the range of this report to decide, but the most casual observer of existing labor problems cannot fail to be struck with the fact that the two extreme political parties in France, by whatever motive they are actuated, are equally straining every nerve to weld the wage-earners into formidable battalions Perhaps the distinction between the policy of the two may be described by saying that while the one is endeavoring to convert by holding out prospects of an order of things that may never be realized the other is seeking to enroll recruits by a system of patronage and privilege of which the ordinary workman is prepared occasionally to avail himself without necessarily being converted to the doctrines preached. if kept free from politics, the counteracting effect to the extreme views of this latter may be beneficial, but if on the contrary it should prove that there is a hidden motive it will probably do more harm than good so far as a peaceful solution of the social question is concerned." United States Consul Loomis takes occasion to remark that " The foregoing remarks from Mr. Stephen's report to the British Government on the Labor question (in France) do not, in my estimation, do exact justice to the scope and work of the Catholic syndicates. This part of France, which is one of the great industrial centres of Europe. has many Catholic syndicates; more

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  • Paperback | 412 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236849248
  • 9781236849243