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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 21, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE ELEVB?�/>i' � ^ >rlke is it^iSi m polici ths ^tn^eturn to Toronto'* >nd, knd n beat* at nee vjbe-' mlaaienera tweei^.th* "i. �nd Ifi0i�ientat1�ajl1qllce Mnlon under ,tfte Tradlll'ind iLtaboietainlng the charter, but odhseiiM/ifl ivaive its re-Boonjtidn by'^Hf po'lfc", comnils-Bloni[(^'4 FdJ^'the pr^esent and until art imattirs In'^tflii'l'te have been ' amftit^iied updti; 'the con-stableii^undertake not- to engage In anV|sympat�ii�)o!iitrike8. TORQMJjp&Depi; ,'2iv^NotUing' had fleveldjWKte^wS^ that the 8trlio,ifl:|'TO?pi^'tO. policemen would tarmlnati l't!6di(^|^'>9U?.' the contrary, the deadif4; .tuily ; mdnTOd now with the aldof the.'spodal coristableB than they were in'ffprdinary times. He hVid received number o'f appUcaLlona to get on ; t iefytori igpcia'. $tead in "her present situation,'w'afi jite'ability to and ab0rb?f iffithe nual imjnljrAtipnto Candda'Jia^ayeV aged 360,000' perjpons, While|.for the four war yearSitfp to MjU'chi31,..thl8 figure had drd^pfed to. a?;Q003^ a^'year,, and that was a jh gh avefage, 'b^causa' in the first waVt^ear the^|f|ii^it^ation?' had been almost as lac^e'^wli ^orinei^y.'. The estimate .6f ithe'aiilinfter warfl workers who \voljId be, J&ppriVifed of' their empioyment.as the^'.r^Buit of thei cessation of hb^tIlltleSi,.;Mr, MScLeani placed at 200,000, :wittliB*:,thiS Gaijadlan' army in France and-^'infEhglaiid num-' berod 276,000. ,Th^;V-j|thSorptldn , of -1---- .;v.^:,t.l �.t&aAi.V >*-A. \Alm' In the country In general, he.did aot anticipate difficulty." There would, of course, be some ' embarrassment " in some localities dUe to a difficulty in obtaining ships to carry products to Europe, but this would be offset by developments in otjier Unes.i The Canadian railways were ready to absorb 30,000 workmen and indUBtrlal expansion in lines which had. been do�t mant would prov^ a great' factor iri solving the problems of readjustment. In this connection he referred particularly to the building trade, which had been 'practically idle since .the pii'tbreak of the war. If deferred biiilh-' ing'progrdius were carried out in 35 of the leading; Canadian cities bn';a ,pre-warjjasis. It would mean a volusse of business approximating $7Q0;OO0,OO{i!| and if^the same ratio was applle.d to; ail Canada that estimate couId''aa3U'y.r be doubled. rl ab0rb?5:KKth'e four ye^rj^prlorl vja. short, he felt, that C^flWa iiad no ^imstruqtibn problem at ^1 :;^a^|.: er it was. a; question;, of reacfuBtmen^ Bmbsirrassmenta ;Woufd '^be'Wres&itiBd in.fi^e fitiX i)haBeB,of paatfe.iis ia.^^jie ^ flrfe't phases 'of wari'^^jjut-the indusfeles^ Qt;Canada had not bee'h interfered :W|tt. and had been uniinpaired, Canadian �iirallwayahad not be^n aftedted. and the. loss to Canadian shipping ,^a8 alreadyt riiOre than ottafetibjr the ntiw ^rfnatruo-tlon while the cdm'pletlqiiy'bf the governments shipbuildiuie pr,pgram would g'lire^ t6 thercountry 260,000 tone ot ^teaat .shipping in excess ot pre-war tiiwhings. His opinion,was that withJ" these forces should pi'ea^tit no 'dlffl- ,^ ^ yery'few months'Canada, would cuities to a coWitry which � under or-v ^^j^.^g- , ^.^ pg^t^ii of .expansibh ,lln�vv r.nndillons. had hertn able to g^g^^^y ^j,^^ any Uiltory, "TllfS rat^fof wages paid would aiyays.,b,ear ivr.^8tSoh;.ip. commodi.tjy coat ari'a It faSclinea came they would i-^coine.Jn, cost of living as well as in earning^!. The only need to bring B^cceiss in the re-adjustment period wap, dinary conditidnB; had be^n...able -to care for 300,000-imml^r,a}ita 'ai.year.'i-Aiii other feature*:whi.chfK�n3.d;�ti9iiii"f^^^^ 7nove difficulty on this^sijore'.^afe-ihV, fact that prior to the war a'-vA-y large proportion of the^ sfHdIers >a,hd war workers. formed a par.t,j)f 4he-Canadian civil life and would merely revert to former occut)ations. Tlie/.j had friends here and werd acquainted , with Canadian conditions, so the problem of absorbing them was not even iia serjouB as that of, caring fpr the : immigrants. ^ � Recent w%stIgiiWrre^;ftddrMsed the departriibntFofto sohad: firms employwg lojjpojf m ""i'ikv r�v.,',-^,. 'if iou (ft the speajjer, .Cqurage �selflshneis. ^'^,-,]jiy