November 22, 1909

L-C

Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES.

Has the minister lost any of his geological survey officers in recent years?

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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LIB

William Templeman (Minister of Mines; Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. TEMPLEMAN.

Yes, we are losing one at the present moment.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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L-C

Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES.

And the minister knows why?

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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LIB

William Templeman (Minister of Mines; Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. TEMPLEMAN.

With the concurrence and approval of the Civil Service Commission, I propose to recommend these increases by promotion to council. In this way we propose to increase the salaries of half a dozen of the senior geologists.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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L-C

Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES.

Does not the minister think the salaries he pays to his first-class officers are not adequate to retain good men?

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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LIB

William Templeman (Minister of Mines; Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. TEMPLEMAN.

Quite true. In the Geological Survey we have half a dozen geologists who have served from 25 to 35 years They are in subdivision B of the first division, the maximum of which class is $2,800 The geologist who is likely to leave us now has been thirty odd years in the service. He is receiving $2,300 or $2,400 and he has been offered $4,000 to take charge of the Mines branch of the province of Quebec. While he was reluctant to sever his connection with the department where he would be entitled to superannuation in a few years and where he was carrying on congenial work, we were unable to offer him a larger salary at the moment, but his name is here as one of those proposed to be promoted in the event of his not accepting this position in Quebec. His increase would be $460 to bring him into subdivision A where he would go up from $2,800 to $4,000. 1 desire to put all six of the senior geologists into subdivision A of the first division where they will ultimately go to $4,000. It is absolutely impossible for the Department of Mines to retain well qualified technical men unless we can pay them larger salaries. We have lost half a dozen men who have gone to private enterprises and it is for the purpose of giving fairly adequate salaries that this increase is made. In providing for these additional positions, we are anxious to have the vacancies so that we may secure good men if opportunity presents itself.

Department of the Secretary of State, salaries, $56,412.50.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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LIB

Charles Murphy (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. MURPHY.

There is a decrease here of $1,375 due to the transfer of one of the officers and the death of another. These vacancies will be filled by new appointments at the minimum salaries of the divisions.

Department of External Affairs, $14,875.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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LIB

Charles Murphy (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. MURPHY.

It will be observed that the number of officials has been increased by four, comprising three clerks in the lowest division and one messenger. The work of the department has increased to such an extent that, it will be necessary to make these appointments in the lowest division and also to secure a messenger.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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L-C

Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES.

Who is the head of this department?

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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LIB

Charles Murphy (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. MURPHY.

Mr. Joseph Pope.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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CON

Samuel Simpson Sharpe

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SAMUEL SHARPE.

Will these appointments be made as the result of the Civil Service examinations?

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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LIB

Charles Murphy (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. MURPHY.

Yes.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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L-C

Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES.

Who is the officer in subdivision A?

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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LIB

Charles Murphy (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. MURPHY.

That is Mr. Walker, transferred from the Governor General's office.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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L-C

Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES.

Who is the next one in subdivision B?

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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LIB

Charles Murphy (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. MURPHY.

Mr. Brophy.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Does this department make any report?

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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LIB

Charles Murphy (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. MURPHY.

The department was only organized on the 1st of June last. It will make a report.

Some resolutions reported.

Mr. FIELDING moved the adjournment of the House. .

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

What business for to-morrow?

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

Civil government.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGES IN MONTREAL.
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November 22, 1909