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.
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.
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.
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.