May 26th, 1931.
Right Hon. W.L.Mackenzie King,
My dear Mr. King:-
Mr. Tweed has asked me to send you a copy of a letter received from Hon. Gordon Robertson. It will be noted that while the Minister of Labor did not definitely place the entire responsibility for the relief of unemployment and financial distress on the municipality, he does insist that we share with the provincial government two-thirds the burden before the Dominion Government will give any assistance.
I am taking the liberty of enclosing copy of a letter published in a number of papers a few months ago. Would you be good enough to give me your opinion of the proposed scheme as a practical solution of the unemployment problem. It seems to me that if we could get Labor to see it, the cost of such a scheme could be contributed by Labor itself without any hardship. In the final analysis, no matter how the money required as a medium of exchange is raised, Labor makes the contribution to the maintenance of the pensioners.
I was in Ottawa a few weeks ago attending the Unemployment Conference. I knew you were extremly busy; hence the reason I did not make my presence known to you.
Your sincere friend,