WThen I was in committee before with my estimates I told the hon. member for Guysborough (Mr. Sinclair) that when my estimates came up again I would give him a statement of the number of appointments made in the Department of Marine and Fisheries under section 21 of the Civil Service Act. This is the statement :-
Captain Louis Arthur Demers, wreck commissioner, aged 55, was appointed on the 2nd of May, 1916, at a salary of $3,300 per annum. His present salary is $3,400 per annum. He entered the outside service of the department on the 11th of October, 1904, after having served some twelve years with fishery cruisers; he was transferred to the inside service on 1st September, 1908,
and appointed wreck commissioner on the 1st August, 1910. He resigned to 'become harbour master at Montreal on the 1st June, 1912. When Captain Lindsay, his successor as wreck commissioner, was placed in charge of the Montreal and Quebec pilotage the office of wreck commissioner became vacant, and an view of Captain Demers' special qualifications for the position he was reappointed thereto.
Mr. Thomas Robert Ferguson, chairman of the Board of Steamship Inspection, entered the outside service of the department in May, 1889. On the superannuation of Chairman Edward Adams, the officer who, by length of service, efficiency and technical qualifications, was entitled to succeed him, was Mr. Ferguson, who was at that time inspector of Government steamships at Quebec, and the department so recommended. Mr. Ferguson is 51 years of age. The date of his appointment as chairman of the 'board is 8th May, 1913; salary on appointment, $2,800 per annum; present .salary, $3,200 per annum.
Mr. George Herbert Flood, aged 56, was appointed purchasing and contract agent 1st December, 1915, at a salary of $3,300 per annum. His present salary is $3,500 per annum. Prior to his appointment as purchasing and contract agent Mr. Flood had been the agent of the department at St. John, N.B., since November, 1909. On the resignation of Mr. Cecil Doutre as purchasing and contract agent, the department considered Mr. Flood's experience as agent at St. John, and also as a former business man, specially fitted him for the vacant position, and, after the issue of a certificate of qualification by the Civil Service Commission, the department recommended him for the position of purchasing and contract agent.
Mr. Hope Vere Anderson, aged 27, was transferred from the Department of Mines to the Department of Marine by Order in Council on the 5th September, 1913; salary on appointment $1,600 per annum, present salary $1,750. The services of a mechanical engineer were required iij. the chief engineer's branch of the department, and the Civil Service Commissioners recommended Mr. Anderson for the position; he was accordingly appointed.
Mr. Arnt Christian Andresen, aged 32, was appointed by Order in Council of the 18th May, 1914, to the chief engineer's branch of the department at a salary of $1,200 per annum; he now receives $1,250 per annum. He is at present in a Canadian Battalion on overseas service in France.
His appointment was recommended by the Civil Service Commissioners in response to an application for a clerk with the special qualifications above mentioned.
Mr. Joseph Henry Vaughan, aged 39, has been in the service of the department since June, 1908. His salary on appointment to his present position was $1,600 per annum. He has not yet received any increase. On the superannuation of Mr. M. D. Kelly, a clerk in the office of the purchasing and contract branch, the department requested the Civil Service Commissioners to advertise the vacancy. Having regard to the special qualifications required for the duties of the position, they recommended Mr. Vaughan, and his appointment was authorized by Order in Council.
Those are the only appointments in the Marine and Fisheries Department made under section 21 since I became minister of that department. I have not here a list of the appointments in the Department of Naval service, but when the Naval Service Estimates are up, I will make a statement to the House covering those appointments