CANADA: Experiment in Labor Relations

For two years rotund Norman Alexander McLarty has juggled one of the hottest jobs in Canada's Cabinet, the Ministry of Labor. Last week, just as it was getting red-hot, he had to drop it—but not before he had given Canada a brand-new idea for handling defense labor disputes.

Only 5,500 of Canada's 359,000 unionized workers were on strike, but the damage that their strikes were doing to Canada's war effort was out of proportion to their number. Some 4,500 had walked out of the General Motors-owned parts plant of McKinnon Industries, Ltd. in St. Catharines, Ont., crippling Canada's automotive production....

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