May 19, 1905

CON

John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAGGART.

Is it a permanent appointment ? '

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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Sir WILFRID@

No ; this is only to cover his appointment to the 1st July. In the supplementary estimates for next year there will he an appropriation for him also.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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CON

John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAGGART.

When there is a vote taken for these extra clerks in the Geological Survey, or any other department, there ought to be a report from the deputy head showing the necessity of the appointment.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

1 have such a report from Dr. Beil.

Department of the Secretary of State-to pay Peter J. O'Donnell for services as messenger from July 1st, the date of his appointment, to November 8th, 1904, at the rate of $500 per annum, $176.36.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

This is a case where the officer is being paid for a short time prior to his passing the examination. He passed the examination, but was actually in the service a short time before, and this is to cover his allowance during that period.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

Whose place did he take ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

This is not an increase in the staff. The messenger who had the position before left the service.

Board of Civil Service Examiners-to meet extra cost of examination, $100.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

What is the cost of the whole board ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

The usual vote is $3,000, and this is an addition of $100.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

It may increase like that every year.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Sir. FIELDING.

It depends upon the amount of work to be done. It may increase a little.

Charges of management-Office of the Assistant Receiver General: Halifax, $300 ; St. John, $150 ; Winnipeg, $500; Victoria, $100; Charlottetown, $200; printing Dominion notes, $25,000 ; expenses in connection with the issue and redemption of Dominion notes, $1,800 ; $28,050.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

These items nearly all arise from small increases of $50 each. There is one new clerk at Winnipeg getting $300 per annum, and a new clerk at Charlottetown at $600. The greater part of this item is for the expense of printing Dominion notes.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAGGART.

Is there any necessity for these receiver generals' offices at all ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

Yes ; they supply the currency for the whole Dominion. It is necessary we should have a supply of currency on hand, and they are dealing with the banks all the time.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAGGART.

Could they not be dealt with directly from Ottawa ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

These offices are a great convenience. Centralizing everything at Ottawa is not always popular with the mass of people. These are in a sense government banks, and they supply the currency to the other banks. It is a great convenience to the banks to obtain this currency at the different offices throughout the Dominion and not have to send to Ottawa. The system was well thought by my predecessors, and I see no reason to change it.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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CON

Uriah Wilson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. U. WILSON.

What is the cost at each point of these offices ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

The sums taken in the main estimates for these offices were as follows :-Toronto, $7,300 ; Montreal, $5,800 ; Halifax, $8,000 ; St. John, $6,900 ; Winnipeg, $6,500 ; Victoria, $4,550 ; Charlottetown, $4,900.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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CON

Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

Who gets those amounts ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

Various members of the staff in these offices.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   THESSALON, ONT., POSTMASTER.
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May 19, 1905