1930 Fair Wage Law Is Repealed

Regulations introduced by Conservative Prime Minister R.B. Bennett that guaranteed “fair wages” on federal works for generations will be repealed at month’s end.
Employees of 3,470 companies are affected, by government estimate. The labour department said supply-and-demand must now determine pay scales.
Repeal of the Act was advocated by lobbyists with Merit Canada, an association of non-union contractors that met 70 times with MPs, senators and senior staff in the 18 months before the law was reviewed: “They are pitting workers against workers.”

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