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It is pointed out, that such wanton interruption of telegraphic service as currently going on in the United States, is not possible in Canada. By the General Dominion Act incorporating telegraph companies, they are required to dispatch messages in the order in which they are received without undo delay. A telegraph company, either commercial, railway, or private, that should detain messages a week before forwarding them would scarcely be held to have fulfilled the law because in finally sending them it adhered to the sequence in which the messages had been presented. Irrespective of the force of relevant conditions in its Special Act, the company would doubtless be found to have violated the section of the General Act relating to the order in which messages are to be transmitted. But the will of the Canadian Parliament that the telegraphic service must be maintained as far as possible without interruption is expressed in a more recent statute passed only last session known as the Lemieux Act. This measure takes from employes [sic] engaged in certain occupations the liberty of striking and deprives the corresponding employers of the right to lock out their men and women. Before a labour dispute can produce a cessation of work the differing parties are bound to ask for the mediation of a Board of Conciliators. Only after the Board has failed to restore a good understanding between employes [sic] and employers is it allowable or a strike or a lockout to be permitted. Telegraphy is one of the departments of activity covered by some of the prohibitions of the Act. If telegraphers strike before steps are taken to have their grievance submitted to a Board of Conciliation, each striker is liable to a fine of not less than $10 and not more than $50 for each day he is out on strike. If any employer of telegraphers locks them out he shall be liable to a fine not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 for each day of the lock-out.