January 24, 1910

L-C

Mr. HUGHES:

Liberal-Conservative

1. How many persons who have passed the necessary examination to obtain appointments

in the Civil Service since the present Civil Service Act came into force have as yet been appointed to the government service?

2. Has the government in its employ at the present time any persons who have failed to pass the requisite examination?

3. Is it the policy of the government to keep temporary employees at work in the departments when there are numbers who have passed the necessary examination who are desirous of securing employment?

4. Under whose recommendation do temporary employees secure appointments to the service?

5. Are the moneys voted as salaries to temporary employees paid out of funds for the inside or outside service in all cases?

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LIB

Mr. MURPHY: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Number of persons who have passed the regular examinations for the inside service since the coming into force of the present Civil Service Act.

Interim examinations, March, 1909: Second division competitive examination:

Passed 5

Permanently appointed 3

. Temporarily appointed 2

Unappointed 0

Competitive examination for stenographers and typewriters:

Passed 19

Permanently appointed 15

Temporarily appointed' 3

*Unappointed 1

*Refused appointment.

First semi-annual examinations, May. 1909.

Second Division competitive examination:

Passed 8

Permanently appointed 7

Temporarily appointed 0

*Unappointed 1

^Refused appointment.

Third Division competitive examination:

Passed 37

Permanently appointed 25

Temporarily appointed 7

*Unappointed 5

*Four refused appointment.

Lower Grade qualifying examination:

Passed 25

Permanently appointed 11

Temporarily appointed 2

Unappointed 12

Second semi-annual examinations, November, 1909.

Second Division competitive examination:

Passed 9

Permanently appointed 1

Temporarily appointed 0

Unappointed 8

Third Division competitive examination:

Passed 41

Permanently appointed 10

Temporarily appointed 23

Unappointed 8

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES.

Competitive examination for stenographers

and typewriters:

Passed 4

Permanently appointed 0

Temporarily appointed 0

Unappointed 4

Lower Grade qualifying examination:

Passed 10

Permanently appointed 0

Temporarily appointed 2

Unappointed 8

2. In so far as this question relates to the inside service, No. With respect to the outside service, an answer can be given only on a return to an Order of the House.

3. ' No.

4. All temporary employees must have certificates of qualification from the Civil Service Commission.

5. With respect to the inside service, the salaries of temporary employees are paid out of the appropriation for ' clerical assistance,' and if there is no such appropriation out of that, for contingencies. With respect to the outside service, the salaries of temporary employees are paid out of the appropriation for the service in which the temporary employees are employed.

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CHARGES IN ARMY SERVICE CORPS.

CON

Mr. WORTHINGTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the government aware that information has been laid according to the requirements of the Criminal Code by two citizens of the city of Ottawa, charging the officer commanding the Ottawa company of the army service corps, with a number of indictable offences in connection with the military camp at Quebec during the Tercentenary celebration, and that such charges are now awaiting trial by the Criminal Courts?

2. Do the King's regulations, or the customs of the British service, require that when the character of an officer has been seriously impugned, he is, as a matter of routine, suspended from duty pending the investigation of charges preferred against him?

3. Has the officer concerned been suspended from duty as commanding officer of a militia corps? If not, why not?

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LIB

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. No.

3. No, the case is subjudice. LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER AT CAROUSEL.

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CON

Mr. GIRARD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has a person named T. Areand, lighthouse keeper at Carousel, Seven islands, been removed in 1909 ? If so, what are the reasons for his removal?

2. Who are the persons outside of the Marine Department, who have directly or indirectly asked for his removal?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes. Unsatisfactory service.

2. No person outside of the department asked for the removal of this keeper.

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OTTAWA ARMY SERVICE CORPS AT QUEBEC.

CON

Mr. WORTHINGTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the government aware whether one

man, two horses and one double carriage were taken from Ottawa to Quebec for the Tercentenary celebration by the officer commanding the Ottawa company of the army service corps, and hire therefor claimed for by him on the official pay-sheets as company draught horses and light wagon, but which did no company work whatsoever, having been hired, transported and held entirely for the personal use of members of the militia council ? .

2. If so, by whose authority were such arrangements effected, and by whom were such horses and carriage made use of at Quebec?

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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN:

I am advised that the answer to this question is, No, but if the hon. gentleman will allow the question to stand as a notice of motion, I will bring down any papers in connection with it.

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LIB

James Kirkpatrick Kerr (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

Stand as a notice of motion for a return.

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REPORT OF PRIME MINISTER'S SPEECH AT TORONTO.

CON
LIB

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

Liberal

1. The report of Sir Wilfrid Laurier's speech, which was published in the Toronto 'Globe' of January 6, notwithstanding some slight inaccuracies, is substantially correct, but the citation in the question of the hon. gentleman is not a correct reproduction of that report. It is garbled and omits an important part of the sentence. I am quite sure that the misquotation was unintentional on the part of the hon. gentleman, and he would have averted it if he had consulted the 'Globe' itself, instead of Tory newspapers. The passage cited by my hon. friend, as he can read it in the 'Globe,' is in these words: 'We are under the suzerainty of the King of England. We are his loyal subjects. We bow the knee to him, but the King of England has no more rights over us than are allowed him by our own Canadian parliament.' My hon. friend will notice that in his quotation, the words, 'We are his loyal subjects,' are not to be found. To be more particular, the whole passage is thus reported in the 'Globe': 'The great poet Whittier, in the time of the civil war, wrote: "We bow the heart, if not the knee, t >

the Queen of England, God bless her." ' We say: 'We bow the heart and the knee to the King of England, God bless him.' We are under the suzerainty of the King of England. We are his loyal subjects. We bow the knee to him, but the King of England has no more rights over us than are allowed him by our own Canadian parliament.'

2. This is the view of our relations to the Throne, which is held by all true, loyal British subjects.

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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

How is the Tight hon. gentleman going to speak for them all?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

If they are not, they ought to be.

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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

That is not what the right hon. gentleman said; he made an assertion of facts.

SCOTSBURN-LOGANVILLE MAIL CON' TRACT.

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CON

Mr. RHODES:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who has the contract for carrying mails, between Scotsburn station, Pictou county. Nova Scotia, and West Branch River John, Loganville, and other points on the same

route?

2. When was the contract awarded, and what is the contract price of the work?

3. Who is the postmaster at West Branch River John above mentioned?

4. When was such postmaster appointed, and what allowance does he receive for the work?

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LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX:

1 and 2. Pending an inquiry into the advisability of a rearrangement of services in the district referred to, the department has been paying Mr. Daniel McIntosh $2 per day since the 1st January instant, to operate the service.

3. Daniel Campbell.

4. February 1, 1901-$128 per annum.

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January 24, 1910