§ 5. Mr. Burke
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that meat pitchers at wholesale meat markets, while coming under national health insurance, are not covered for unemployment insurance; and will he, therefore, consider the desirability of bringing this class of labour into line with the rest of the employes in the industry by putting them under the national unemployment insurance scheme?
§ Mr. E. Brown
I understand that these men are not employed under a contract of service and consequently are not included in the general scheme of unemployment insurance. They could not be included without an amendment of the law, as to which I can give no undertaking.
§ Mr. Lawson
These men are regularly employed and they have to be insured under the National Health Insurance. Is it not rather an evasion of the law to say that they are not under a contract of service when they would be insurable in ordinary circumstances in any other industry?