I think any movement of this kind at this late date of the session would imperil this measure. Public business, even of a very urgent character, towards the close of a session is often deferred, and my hon. friend 1 am sure does not want to imperil this Bill. It has made some progress. It will take time to draft new amendments and get the assent of the Crown. Then we have the second chamber to deal with. If my hon. friend is desirous to have some benefit given to the civil service, he will not interpose any measure that involves delay.
I wish to amend section 5 :
The minimum salary of a chief clerk shall be $1,900 per annum, and the maximum salary shall be $2,500 per annum.
I wish to amend that so that it shall read :
The minimum salary of a chief clerk shall be $1,900 per annum, with an annual increase of $50 up to a maximum of $2,500 per annum.
Section, as amended, agreed to.
ADJOURNMENT-BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.
The MINISTER OF FINANCE moved the adjournment of the House.
What business will we take up to-morrow ?
The Redistribution Bill.
And if we should dispose of that early in the day, what then ?
Have you that in anticipation?
We will allow the Iron, gentleman to sleep under that impression, anyway.
I suppose the Transcontinental Railway Bill, but of that I am not quite certain.
You would not have it printed.
Well, we will have to find something else in order to keep the House busy. We may proceed with the motion of my hon. friend the Postmaster General.
May I ask the hon. Minister of Finance when the supplementary Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.
estimates and the railway resolutions will be brought down ? The hon. gentleman promised them this week, and we are getting pretty near the end of the week now.
The deck has been pretty well cleared of othqr questions, and I would hope that early next week both of these matters will be before the House.
Motion agreed to, and House adjourned at 1.40 a.m. Friday.
Friday, September 25, 1903.