March 6, 1914

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Louis-Philippe Pelletier (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PELLETIER:

I do, and I hope,

without betraying any secrets, that the law will be amended in such a way that the head and the deputy head-

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Louis-Philippe Pelletier (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PELLETIER:

My hon. friend may say what he likes, but if you have in your department a man who works well, who gives you satisfaction, who will work night and day when 'his services are required, and you feel that you ought to give 'him a chance to be promoted and you are told by a .man who does not know anything about the inside workings of the department that you must not promote that man, it is too bad.

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William John Macdonald

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONALD:

Pretty hard. Then

what are you going to do with the Civil

Service reform which was one of the chief planks of the policy of this Government? I understood they were going to extend the beautiful policy of Civil Service reform to the outside service.

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William John Macdonald

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONALD:

My ihon. friend is

doing his best to smash up what we have.

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Charles Murphy

Liberal

Mr. MURPHY:

My hon. friend is complaining while he has the remedy in his own hands, but has not chosen to apply it. At the last session provision was made for the appointment of a third member of the Civil Service Commission.

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Charles Murphy

Liberal

Mr. MURPHY:

That appointment has not yet been made. If that appointment had been made the promotions to which my hon. friend refers could be made, even although the member of the commission whom he has indicated had objected.

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Louis-Philippe Pelletier (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PELLETIER:

I must say my hon. friend is absolutely right, and when a man is right, whether in opposition or not, it is proper to tell him so. If we have had these difficulties, it is probably because we have not appointed that third member of the commission; but these things will cure themselves by and by.

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Frank Broadstreet Carvell

Liberal

Mr. CARVELL:

That is the end of the commission, then.

Progress reported. '

On motion of Mr. Pelletier, the House adjourned at 10.40 p.m.

Monday, March 9, 1914.

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March 6, 1914