March 6, 1914

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LIB

William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES:

Has the minister a preventive officer at Swift Current? Or was the officer there dismissed, and, if so, why?

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Wilfrid Bruno Nantel (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NANTEL:

There is no preventive

officer at Swift Current.

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William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES:

I have not given the

title of the position correctly, then. There is a representative of the department at Swift Current I know.

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LIB

William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES:

Mr. Edmanson was

there when the Liberals were in power, but I think he was dismissed.

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Wilfrid Bruno Nantel (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NANTEL:

Yes, he was dismissed

and not replaced.

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Wilfrid Bruno Nantel (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NANTEL:

I will have the list looked over.

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Henri Sévérin Béland

Liberal

Mr. BELAND:

Does the preventive officer receive a portion of the proceeds of sale made in consequence of seizure?

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Wilfrid Bruno Nantel (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NANTEL:

The officer receives half the penalty after all expenses are paid.

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Jacques Bureau

Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

What does the minister mean by ' after all expenses are paid' ? Generally, when a man is found guilty on an action brought against him, costs go with the action.

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Wilfrid Bruno Nantel (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NANTEL:

If there are no expenses, of course, there is no deduction. But there are travelling and other expenses, and it seems to me that they should be paid.

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Jacques Bureau

Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

Am I to understand that the travelling expenses of preventive officers are paid out of the seizures made?

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Wilfrid Bruno Nantel (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NANTEL:

Preventive officers receive a fixed amount of salary, and besides they are entitled to receive a part of the amount of seizures. *

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Jacques Bureau

Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

I understand that. But Is it not true that an allowance is made them for travelling expenses? If an officer goes through, let us say, the province of Quebec, and makes no seizures, who pays his travelling expenses?

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Wilfrid Bruno Nantel (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NANTEL:

When they are sent out especially and incur expenses, they are paid their expenses besides their salary.

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Jacques Bureau

Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

Then, the expenses of the preventive officer travelling for the department are paid by the department, and when a preventive officer makes a seizure, half the fine is so much added to his salary and travelling expenses? The minister says,

' yes.'

. Mr. BELAND: What amount was received last year for seizures?

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LIB

March 6, 1914