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A study of the history of wages back through the years indicates clearly that when the cost-of-living rises appreciably wages have shortly been adjusted upward also.
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Canada has great natural resources, and its people have the spirit and ability to develop them.
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Costs of manufactured articles importantly depend on the cost of raw materials as well as labour.
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For more than 150 years free men in our countries have had the opportunities to educate themselves, choose their own religions, select their own occupations, accumulate capital and invent better ways of doing things.
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Furthermore, the spirit of enterprise which had its first intellectual development in England has especially flourished here as well as throughout all of Canada, while the same spirit has become less virile in the land of its origin.
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Furthermore, there is no good ethical or economic reason for asking workmen and current producers to forego all economic gain in order to increase the purchasing power of all the wealth accumulated in past years.
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If workmen are denied any increase in real wages and they can look forward only to a better standard of living through reduction of prices, progress for them is terribly slow, and they become impatient and dissatisfied.
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In my fifty years of experience and memory, I have seen the most amazing increase in the standard of living of a people ever achieved anywhere in the world. This is why I am so sure that our system of free competition and industrial development is sound and must be preserved.
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Many people do not realize that where unions have bargaining rights employers cannot raise wages or improve benefit plans any more than they can reduce them without of the consent of the union.
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No one should be so naive as to think that wages among organized groups will not be increased, under pressure if necessary, to make up for increases in the cost-of-living, nor should anyone ordinarily object to such adjustments.
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No one should suffer from the great delusion that any form of communism or socialism which promotes the dictatorship of the few instead of the initiative of the millions can produce a happier or more prosperous society.
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No plan can prevent a stupid person from doing the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time - but a good plan should keep a concentration from forming.
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Nor do I understand how anyone can feel that industrial progress has been made at the expense of social values.
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Our expanding Canadian operations are concrete evidence of General Motors confidence in Canada.
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Our political systems that permit and promote individual enterprise, personal responsibility, free competition, respect for the rights of others, freedom of choice and decision, freedom itself, are the final and important factors that make the difference between our countries and others.
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Our recent 5-year labour agreements, in Canada as well as the United States, are based upon experience, logic and principle rather than on pressure, propaganda and force.
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Our thinking behind these agreements is that we want all jobs in General Motors to be good jobs.
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Solutions for the problems of industry must be found consistent with the basic principles on which our countries were founded.
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That co-operation and peace rather than industrial strife and strikes will best promote the prosperity of the employees the company and all of the people and even strengthen the nation.
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That insecurity worries people and that it was reasonable for General Motors to assist employees in acquiring life insurance, sickness and accident benefits, hospitalization and surgical coverage and pensions to protect them to the degree possible against the individual hazards of life.
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That it is logical, fair and reasonable to maintain the purchasing power of an hour's work in terms of goods and services the employee must purchase in his daily living.
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That the way to achieve higher standards of living for all is through science and technology, taking advantage of better tools, methods and organization.
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The only sound approach to collective bargaining is to work out an agreement that clarifies the rights and responsibilities of the parties, establishes principles and operates to the advantage of all concerned.
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The prices of raw materials do not fluctuate directly with the labour cost of producing them.
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The thing that contributes to anyone's reaching the goal he wants is simple wanting that goal badly enough.
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There is no royal road; you've got to work a good deal harder than most people want to work.
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There may be some backward countries where the mass of the people are on a subsistence level and where, as an aftermath of wars or partial crop failures, the standard of living has to be drastically reduced, but this certainly is not the case in our prosperous nations.
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This principle of annual improvement in real wages based on technology we also hold to be neither inflationary nor deflationary.
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Unfortunately, in collective bargaining one party or the other too often tries to gain an advantage - a bargain, like buying something in a store for less than it is worth.
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We are even more conscious of the economic improvement in Canada, and of the political, social and spiritual background that has made this possible.
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We know that the people of Canada are independent, freedom-loving folks who are willing to work for the things they would like to have.
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We think that, with the development of your wonderful oil fields in Western Canada, you will be able to produce your diesel fuel requirements.
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While I am not a frequent visitor in your city, I am always impressed by it and the development of Canada which it symbolizes.
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Your future is still before you. Your land is a vast storehouse of mineral and agricultural wealth awaiting further development for the benefit of mankind. It potentialities are magnificent.
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