January 25, 1909

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Mr. L.@

Dube, housekeeper, has lost three rooms by the erection of the new building; Mr. C. George, the Speaker's steward, has been given one room in said building.

There have been no other changes affecting the employees of the House of

Commons, except that Mr. O'Brien, law clerk, Mr. Foran, assistant law clerk, Mr. Laplant, assistant clerk, Mr. Loucks and Mr. Throop, law branch, have been moved to other rooms in old building in lieu of their respective offices. -

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SUPPLIES-DEPARTMENTS OF MARINE AND FISHERIES AND PUBLIC WORKS.


Air. FOSTER-by Mr. Taylor (Leeds)- asked : Are all supplies for the Marine and Fisheries Department and for the Public Works Department now being purchased on the basis of public tender, advertised for in newspapers, irrespective of party leanings, and upon contracts made with the lowest tenderer in each case?


LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Air. PUGSLEY.

All supplies for Department of Public Works are now being purchased, whenever reasonably possible, on the basis of public tender by public advertisement.

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Subtopic:   SUPPLIES-DEPARTMENTS OF MARINE AND FISHERIES AND PUBLIC WORKS.
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OLD AGE ANNUITIES ACT.


Air. FOSTER-by Air. Taylor (Leeds)- asked : 1. What persons are employed, and in what capacity, at what salary and expenses in each case, in looking after and operating -the Old Age Annuities Act? 2. How many persons have availed themselves of the provisions of this Aot, and what is the total amount of annuities sold to date?


LIB

Sir WILFRID LAURIER : (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. On the inside service a superintendent at $4,000 per annum one French and German translator, who is also a stenographer and typewriter, at $750 per annum; five temporary assistants (one of whom is a stenographer and typewriter) engaged in distributing literature.

On the outside service: one leeturer-in-ehief, at a salary of $1,000 per annum with an allowance of $15 for each lecture delivered, besides actual travelling expenses; one assistant lecturer at $500 per annum, and an allowance of $10 for each lecture delivered, besides actual travelling expenses; and two agents at $1,500 each, besides actual travelling expenses.

2. As regards this question, a full report will be made in the manner provided for in the statute. Meantime, it may be observed that owing to the complicated character of the calculations required to be made and the difficulty in obtaining books and pamphlets in sufficient number, it has not been possible to commence active operations until within a very few days.

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Subtopic:   OLD AGE ANNUITIES ACT.
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APPOINTMENTS TO CIVIL SERVICE SINCE 1908.


Air. FOSTER-by Mr. Taylor (Leeds)- asked : 1. What persons have been appointed, transferred or promoted, respectively, since July 1, 1908, in the various departments, coming under the operation of the Civil Service Act of 1908? 2. What were the positions and salaries of such persons as have been transferred and -promoted at the -time of the change? 3. What are the positions and salaries at present of all who have been so appointed, transferred or promoted, and which of these appointments, transfers or promotions were made in accordance with the -present Civil Service Act?


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Hon. CHAS@

A1URPHY (Secretary of State). As this motion calls for considerable detail, I would ask to let the question stand as a notice for motion for a return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENTS TO CIVIL SERVICE SINCE 1908.
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LIB

James Kirkpatrick Kerr (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

The question will stand as a notice of motion for a return.

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Subtopic:   APPOINTMENTS TO CIVIL SERVICE SINCE 1908.
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CIVIL SERVICE REORGANIZATION.


Air. FOSTER-by Mr. Taylor (Leeds)- asked : 1. What departments of the civil service have been reorganized under section 8 of the Civil Service Act? 2. What temporary clerks formerly paid out of civil government contingencies have been classified under section 7 of the Civil Service Aot, in what position and at what salaries ?


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Hon. CHAS@

A1URPHY (Secretary of State):

1. Agriculture, Auditor General, Customs, Finance, Mines, Governor General's Secretary, Library of Parliament, Indian

Affairs, Inland Revenue, Insurance, Justice, Labour, Marine and Fisheries, Militia and Defence, Northwest Mounted Police, Post Office Department, Printing and Stationery, Privy Council, Public Works, Railways and Canals, Secretary of State, Trade and Commerce.

2. Eighty-five temporary clerks, formerly paid out of Civil Government Contingencies, have been classified under section 7 of the Civil Service Act from the 1st of September, 1908, and have been placed in the 3rd division, subdivision B of the Civil Service Act at the following salaries: 1 at $800, 27 at $700, 19 at $650, 6 at $600, 9 at $550, 23 at $500. Total, 85.

Mr. FOSTER-by Mr. Taylor (Leeds)- asked :

1. What appointments have been made since September, 1908, under section 21, Civil Service Act?

2. What sum of money not voted by parliament for civil service salaries has been paid up to date under section 47, Civil Service Act?

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LIB

Hon. CFIAS. MURPHY (Secretary of State) : (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. None.

2. $8,875. '

LANDS SOLD FOR GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC STATIONS, &c.

Mr. FOSTER-by Mr. Taylor (Leeds)- asked :

What lands, at what price, and to what persons or corporations have been sold along the route of the Grand Trunk Pacific for station, terminal or town site purposes?

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Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE REORGANIZATION.
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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Minister of the interior).

As the reply will be somewhat voluminous, I would ask that this question stand as a notice of motion for return.

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Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE REORGANIZATION.
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LIB

James Kirkpatrick Kerr (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

The question will stand as a notice of motion for a return.

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Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE REORGANIZATION.
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SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEERS SCRIP.


Mr. FOSTER-by Mr. Geo. Taylor-asked : 1. What number of scrip have been so far issued on account of South African Veterans' land grants, and what area of land do they cover ? 2. Have any employees in any of the departments been, to the knowledge of the Government dealing in this scrip? If so, who, in what departments, and what action has been taken by the government in relation thereto?


LIB

Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Minister of the Interior): (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. 3,767 South African bounty land certificates have been issued, covering an area of 1,205,440 acres.

2. Two officials of the Interior Department, Messrs. J. N. Ferguson and J. Anderson, were reported on the 11th November last to have entered into negotiations with

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Subtopic:   SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEERS SCRIP.
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January 25, 1909