Employers could point to the projects designed to set up profit-sharing, pension plans, medical services, recreational facilities, and improved safety and working conditions established by the BCER and Consolidated Mining and Smelter as the proper method of meeting social needs.
Goward, BCER, complained that the high costs of labour and the negative impact of restrictions would damage the economy they met a receptive audience.
Chaired by George Kidd, retired president of the BCER, the committee composed of A.
When combined with the well publicized welfare projects at BCER, Consolidated Mining and Smelter and BC Sugar, this strategy reduced public pressure for changes in the laws.
For Bullen's suggestion, see UBC, BCER, Box 51, File b1420, A.
88) For Kidd's opinion, see UBC, BCER, Letters from General Manager, G.
For Hayward, see UBC, BCER, Box 93, File 1600-14b, Employers' Association, Western Power Company, R.
92) Vancouver City Archives, Board of Trade, minutes, 18 June 1918; UBC, BCER, Box 93, File 1600-14b, minutes of the eighth meeting of Directors, 17 January 1919.