From: Canadian Collector, Vol. l4, No. 2, March/April l979, pp. 56-63.
Author: C. Peter Kaellgren:
Ecanada Art Pottery of Hamilton, Ontario was the genius of one
Emery Sr. (l88l-l959). Mr. Emery was listed in the l925 City of Hamilton Directory
as Assistant Superintendent at the Canadian Porcelain Company. In l926, he
appears as a Ceramist.
In l945, he is listed as Manager of the Ecanada Art Pottery at
206 Dundurn St.,
Hamilton, a property he had acquired several years earlier.
Until l944, the wares were fired in the kilns at Canadian Porcelain
Co. The pottery
continued to be listed in the directories at 202-206 Dundurn Street until l952. By
l953, the Ecanada Art Pottery was no longer in operation.
Source:Legislative Assembly of Ontario. June 25, 1991. Speaking
is Hon Mr Mackenzie
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This is not the place to get into individual examples, but one I like to use, and
I will not go into the details, is the effort the workers made in my own town
in terms of the Canadian Porcelain plant, to keep it going when we had a
viable market and guaranteed markets, through a worker buyout deal when
the intent was simply to shut that operation down and eliminate a competitor,
which is exactly what happened six months later, and the absolute frustration
of both workers and the business community in trying to sell that particular
proposal at the time.
"Emergency" has been defined as "a sudden, generally unexpected occurrence or set of circumstances demanding immediate
action." (1) But an emergency is not present if management has discretion in the situation. (2)
2/ Canadian Porcelain Co., 41 LA 417, 418 (Hanrahan, 1963).
McMaster University Library has papers from Richard Allen, a member of Parliament from Quebec, dealing with the attempt by the workers of Canadian Porcelain to purchase the plant. Lapp eventually bought the company and closed it. This web page provides a general listing of the contents of these papers. Box 57 is the material of interest.