Fortunately or unfortunately, the minister is not troubled with these affairs as was formerly the case. I think I am supported by the opinion of every person who has come from commercial life to undertake the duties of administering the department when I say that there are anomalies of one kind and another. My hon. friend has referred to one of them, but the disposition of the salaries of the officers in the department does not lie absolutely with the minister. The reclassification to which the hon. member for North Cape Breton and Victoria (Mr. McKenzie) has referred provides largely for the salaries of these officials.
Subtopic: REVISED EDITION. COMMONS