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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX TKK LEIWIRIDOE DAILY HERALD WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, E E The Canadian Manufacturers1 Association (Incorporated) i 1 s The Canadian Manufacturers' Association, the National Organization of the Manufacturers .of Canada, will hold its Annual General Meeting at Vancouver, B.C.; on June 7th, 8th, 9th arid 10th next In order to give some information in regard to the history, objects and organization of the Association the following statement is being published. HISTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION IHOUGH the history of The Canadian Manufacturers' Assoc- iation goes back as far as 1872, for many years it consisted of 1 local organizations in two or three principal industrial centres and its activities -were necessarily provincial, with I the result that, in 1899, when it was launched as a national organization, its membership was only about 300.- It was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1902. By 1905 its membership had grown to by 1910 to by 1915 to. and the present membership is From a few isolated groups with no common policy, the Association has developed into a national organization extending from coast to coast. OBJECTS to the Constitution "the objects of the Association shall be to promote .Canadian industries and to further the interests of Canadian manufacturers and exporters, and to render such services and assistance to the members of the Association, and to manufacturers and exporters generally, as the Association shall deem advisable frorii time to time." "T While the Association has adhered constantly to these 'objects it has not confined its energies entirely to their pursuit. Through its president, its council, its committees and its and its activities as an incorporated body, it has striven not only to. promote and safeguard the interests of its members, but also to-contribute in every possible way to the national welfare. QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP. _ Any individual, firm, partnership or corporation, carrying on in Canada, under his or its own name, a manufacturing business that gives employment in its mechanical department tb'.not.less than five employees, shall be deemed to be active membership. GOVERNMENT OF THE ASSOCIATION __ The government of the Association is thoroughly democratic and is based on the theory of responsible government. All members of the various governing bodies are elected.: Any member is eligible for the position of president and any member' can nominate whom he pleases for any office. The organization of government is described briefly as follows: Annual General' Meeting. The annual general meeting called in June is the supreme'governing body. Each member has one vote irrespective oi the size of the firm he represents and all policies submitted at the annual general meeting are determined by open voting, 1 2. The Executive Council, The Executive Council is elected by ballot on the basis of one member oi the Executive Council to every fitty members of the Association. The Council governs the Association between annual general meetings. 5. The Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is a small committee elected from the Executive Council, having functions similar to those exercised by a board of directors. 4. Standing Committees. The Standing Committees arc elected annually: v Transportation Committee Membership Committee .Commercial Intelligence TariH Committee Insurance Committee Committee Legislation Committee Industrial 'Relations Publishing Committee Committee Education Committee These Committees supervise the work of departments bearing the same ftame and report to the Executive Council. f" 5, Officers, The Officers of the Association are: President Second Vice-President First Vice-President Treasurer They are elected each year at the general meeting. 6, Staff. The salaried staff consists o! 'a general manager, genera! secretary, department managers, sesretaries'and clerical assistants. This department studies Industrial and SPECIALIZED DEPARTMENTS The Head Office of the Associations situated atl404 Bank of Hamilton Building, Toronto. The Association maintains a number qf.specialized departments which furnish members with various ser- vices. These departments are described as-follbws: -Transportation 'Department. This _department advises members on ail matters affecting rail and water transportation, and also telegraph and telephone communication. t- 2. Tariff Department. This department advises members in regardtq'rulings, decisions and regulations of the-Board of Customs, Orders in Council, entries, post entries; draw- backs, seizures, etc. It studies the tariffs of other countries in order to advise 'exporters in regard to foreign tariff rates and invoice requirements. 3. Insurance Department. .This department gives expert ad- vice on all matters pertaining to 'insurance.. It also devotes special attention to the study of fire prevention. 4. Legal Department; Commercial Law. 5. Commercial Intelligence Department. This department keeps up to date a list of all Canadian manufacturers and the articles which they make. It seeks members of opportunities to sell goods, both at home and abroad, and also to furnish information. where r'aw material may be bought. 6. Industrial Relations Department. -This department studies questions relating to Industrial Relations between employers and employees such as welfare, industrial councils, wages, hoursof work, and conditions.of labor. The Association does not interfere in strikes or other labor disputes. 7. Trade Sections Department. Through this department problems of specific lines of trade are studied. 8. Publishing. The publishing, department attends to the work of publications. 9. Education. The Association has always tried to improve the standard of education in the country especially that of technical education. 10. General. The Association encourages all kinds of research. At the present time special committees are dealing with such prpb-1 3ems as the development of an adequate fuel supply in Canada, pro- duction, industrial and scientific-research, arid technical education. DIVISIONS For administrative purposes the Association is divided into five divisions. 1, Maritime {Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island) Division office, Amherst, N.S. 3, Quebec (Quebec Province) Division office, 113 Board oi Trade Bultdini, Montreal. 3. Prairie (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta) Division office, 503 Northern Crown Bank Building, Winnipeg. 4. Ontario (Province ol Ontario) Division office, 1404 Bank oi Hamilton Building, Toronto, Ont. 5. Pacific (British Columbia) Division office, 70S Board oi Trade Building, Vancouver, B.C. The Association also maintains an office in the Booth Building, Ottawa, Workers employed in Canadian factories and their families and dependents number Qver two millions. The value of. products manufactured in Canadian factories this year will be about four billion dollars, Issued by The Canadian Manufacturers' Association, Inc. ;