May 10, 1920

CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION.

L LIB

*Mr. BROUILLARD:

Laurier Liberal

1. Referring to the classification of the Civil Service of Canada of September, 1919, why did the commission discriminate in classifying the position of "Secretary to Executive"?

2. What secretaries to deputy heads have been classified as "Secretary to Executive"?

3. Why was the title of "Secretary Stenographer" in the official classification list of July, 1919, omitted in that of September, 1919?

4. Is it the intention of the commission to rectify the omission?

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Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION.
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UNION

Rt. Hon. ARTHUR SIFTON:

Unionist

1. The Government is not aware that any discrimination was shown in classifying positions in the class "Secretary to Executive." Positions were classified by the Civil Service Commission on the basis of the duties and responsibilities exercised by the incumbents of the positions.

2. It has been found advisable to discontinue the class "Secretary to Executive" as appearing in the September issue of the classification and it is replaced by a class "Secretary to Executive" with lower qualification requirements and a salary range of $1,500, $1,620, $1,740, $1,860. Positions previously classified as "Secretary to Executive" are now under review by the commission and the incumbents of these positions will be classified as principal clerk, head clerk or in other appropriate classes.

3. The class "secretary-stenographer" was omitted from the September edition of the classification because of its great similarity to the class senior clerk stenographer but it has since been combined with the lowered class secretary to executive.

4. Answered by No. 3.

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Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION.
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CANADA WHEAT BOARD.

IND

Mr. ANDREWS:

Independent

1. When does the term of the present Wheat Board expire?

2. Does the Government contemplate renewing its term of office?

3. When will the participation certificates be issued?

4. Does the Government expect that the farmers will get any cash payment for these certificates?

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Subtopic:   CANADA WHEAT BOARD.
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UNION

Rt. Hon. Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

Unionist

1. The Wheat Board was constituted to market the wheat crop o-f 1919, and its term of office will expire when that has in effect been accomplished, probably about September 1.

2. The Government has not so far contemplated doing so.

3. Participation certificates are issued as wheat is sold by the owners, but full payment of participation certificates cannot be made until all the crop has been marketed, and payments therefor, and expenses connected therewith, have been adjusted.

4. Certainly. The Wheat Board has already notified the holders that they may reasonably count on receiving at least 40 *cents per bushel.

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Subtopic:   CANADA WHEAT BOARD.
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IMPORTS INTO CANADA.

LIB

Mr. RINFRET:

Liberal

1. What was the amount of imports, during 1919, from United States, England, France, Italy and Belgium?

2. What was the amount of imports from the same countries during the first three months of 1920?

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Subtopic:   IMPORTS INTO CANADA.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. BURRELL: (Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue)

Unionist

1. Value of imports entered for consumption during 1919:

From United States $740,114,584" England

87,530,259" France

6,784,8410" Italy

706,358" Belgium .. 359,1032. Value of imports entered for consumption during first three months of 1920:From United States '.$229,790,119" England

66,923,619" France

4,867,689" Italy

418,396" Belgium

562,358

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Subtopic:   IMPORTS INTO CANADA.
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HERMAN J. DAGER.

UNION

Mr. HOCKEN:

Unionist

1. Is there a person named Herman J. Dager, in the Inland Revenue Department?

2. If so, when was he appointed?

3. What is his nationality?

4. By whom was he recommended?

* 5. Was he ever appointed a Preventive Officer

of the Inland Revenue Department?

6. What is his salary?

7. What other sources of income has he from the department?

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Subtopic:   HERMAN J. DAGER.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. BURRELL: (Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue)

Unionist

1. No, but he was formerly in the department.

2. October 6, 1898.

3. Canadian.

4. Sir Henri Joly, as Minister of Inland Revenue.

5. No.

6. Answered by No. 1.

7. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   HERMAN J. DAGER.
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GOVERNMENT TELEGRAPH OPERATORS.

L LIB

Mr. SAVARD:

Laurier Liberal

1. Have the Government telegraph operators received the bonus granted to other civil servants?

2. Is it the intention of the Government to grant them the bonus in the future?

3. Jf not, what is the reason these employees, who give their whole time to the service of the Government, are not given the benefit of the bonus the same as other Government employers?

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Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT TELEGRAPH OPERATORS.
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Hon. Mr. REID:

Unionist (Liberal)

1. No.

2. No.

.3. Standard rates of pay, corresponding to those of the commercial telegraph companies, are paid Government telegraph employees, and being in receipt of prevailing wages they are not entitled, under the regulations, to receive any bonus.

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Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT TELEGRAPH OPERATORS.
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FEDERAL EMERGENCY FUND.

UNION

Mr. BOYCE:

Unionist

1. What amount of the Federal Emergency Fund of $40,060,000 for the relief of returned soldiers, voted at last session, has been expended?

2. What amount w-as expended in each province?

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Subtopic:   FEDERAL EMERGENCY FUND.
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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

1 and 2. The

total expenditure by the Federal Emergency Appropriation Department out of the $40,000,000 voted last session will run between $5,000,000 and $5,500,000. The branches of the fund in the western provinces have until May 15 to pay -Soldiers' Settlement cases, claims for which originated prior to April 24. These payments were authorized under Order in Council passed May 4 and

the branches have until May 15 to complete their payments. The official returns from the western branches will, therefore, not be received in full until some time after that date.

Advances to Branches in the Respective Provinces to 24th April, 1920, less Refunds to date.

Province. Advance.

Alberta $1,065,000 00British Columbia

970,000 00Manitoba

325,000 00New Brunswick

57,175 67Nova Scotia

200,000 00Ontario

1,258,982 21Quebec

1,242,577 68Prince Edward Island.. 22,800 00Saskatchewan

450,000 00Yukon

10,000 00Total $5,601,535 56

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Subtopic:   FEDERAL EMERGENCY FUND.
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LIB

SIR DCNALD MANN'S PRIVATE CAR.

May 10, 1920