March 6, 1914

LIB

Frank Broadstreet Carvell

Liberal

Mr. CARVELL:

These warrants might

pass through a dozen different hands and the minister would only know the name of the person who surrenders the warrant to the department.

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LIB

William Roche

Liberal

Mr. ROCHE:

I do not know anything

about the number of hands they would pass through, but whatever information there is in the department I shall bring down.

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LIB

George Ewan McCraney

Liberal

Mr. McCRANEY:

Last year the Minister of the Interior was not able to take charge of the Bill, for reasons which we all regretted, and it was in the hands of the Minister of Labour, who was acting Minister of the Interior. When the Bill came before the House, I urged that if the scrip were worth $500 up to the 31st of October, it should be worth that amount after the 31st of October, and I asked the acting minister that he should name a day, subsequent to the date on which the scrip might be located, for the redemption in money. The acting minister said that the 31st of October was the last day for the redemption in money, and he would not consider the suggestion I made, but which evidently has impressed itself upon the mind of the minister (Mr. Roche): that there should be extension of time given for the payment of the money. What reasons

have impressed themselves upon the present minister, to have additional legislation this year, which did not occur to tne acting minister last year?

Resolution reported, read the first and the second time, and agreed to.

Mr. ROCHE thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 98, to amend the Volunteer Bounty Act, 1908, and Acts amending the same.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


SUPPLY.


The House in Committee of Supply. Mr. Blondin in the Chair. Excise-Salaries of officers and inspectors of excise, and to provide for increase depending on the result of excise examinations, $565,278.75.


LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie

Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

I did not want to

bother the minister when this item was under consideration last night, but there are some things I would like to know now. Are these promotion examinations conducted under the Civil Service Commission; who sets the questions and passes upon the papers?

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CON

Wilfrid Bruno Nantel (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NANTEL:

The result of the examination before the Civil Service Commission is brought before a board composed of the superior officers of the department, Mr. Lawlor, Mr. Gow, and other inspectors.

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LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie

Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

Are those questions

printed and are they available to the public, so that they can see the nature of the questions? Taking any special case, I would like to know the nature of the paper set for a candidate for promotion.

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CON

Wilfrid Bruno Nantel (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NANTEL:

The questions relate to the excise and manufactures. They are not submitted to the public, but are handed to the applicants at the examination.

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CON
LIB
CON

Wilfrid Bruno Nantel (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NANTEL:

The examinations for

special-class excisemen are competitive.

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LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie

Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

This item is composed of two parts: one part is for increase and the other is for new officers. How much is for new officers and how much for increase?

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CON

Wilfrid Bruno Nantel (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NANTEL:

The increase of $37,471.75 i.3 for deputy collectors-class B. The increase especially for the third-class' officers is $10,975. The new appointments in that class are: A. Boucher, J. A. Oliver, John Fry, F. H. Farnsworth, E. McNally, G. X.

Bainey, J. E. Barrette, J. 0.

4 p.m. Prevosfc, J. Prevost, G. O'Neil, P. E. C. Joubert, Geo. Boux, B. M. Miller. They reach respectively $700 and $800 a year.

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LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie

Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

After taking off the

amount for the pay of these new officers, what is left to be applied to the increase ?

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CON

Wilfrid Bruno Nantel (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NANTEL:

There is a regular increase by regulation for about thirteen employees, receiving an increase of $100 a year for a portion of a year. Some receive $75 for nine months; others $50 for five or six months, * and the balance $25 for three months.

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LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie

Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

Is there enough left,

after payment of the fixed charges, for the payment of the new officers?

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March 6, 1914