Excerpt from a broadcast made by the
Honourable W.L. Mackenzie, September 1, 1940.
"In war, no work, no effort, can compare
with the sacrifice of the soldier, the sailor and the airman. Their
sacrifice is uppermost in the thoughts of this nation; it will live in its
memories. But Canadians will remember too the debt they owe labour. In
Canada, labour has extended its hours, surrendered its holidays, and in its
determination to increase and advance production, has taught the young and
the inexperienced the intricacies of complicated trades.
Every workingman knows that every bolt, every piece of steel, every
bullet, every machine part fashioned in Canada is a work for victory.
Every workman knows that lacking the machines of war, the bravest men in
the world will avail nothing."