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REGULATED OCCUPATIONS   115

are known as the "industrial classes". Mr. Fraser was a lawyer by profession and a hard-working, conscientious, public man of very distinguished ability. Mr. Dryden represented the farming industry in the House as Minister of Agriculture, and was always ready and willing to use his unusual talents in the amelioration of the conditions under which work is carried on in factories and shops. A careful, enlightened and continually progressive policy seems to have marked the course of this legislation from its inception.

In 1913, the present Factory, Shop and 0jice Building Ict was passed. This Act consolidated The Factory Jct and The Shops Regulation Jct and extended regulation and control to office buildings. It was prepared by the Statute Revision Commission, composed' of judges of the Supreme Court of Ontario, the ministers of the Crown and the law officers of the Legislative Assembly, under the direction of the late Honourable Tames Duff, Minister of Agriculture, with the co-operation of the staff charged with the administration of labour legislation. The draft received very careful consideration, with


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