April 7, 1924

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 36, respecting the Northern Life Assurance Company of Canada.-Mr. McKay. Bill No. 37, to change the name of Imperial Underwriters Corporation of Canada to "Imperial Insurance Office."-Mr. Chew. Bill No. 38, respecting the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company.-Mr. Humphrey.


THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

LIB

Joseph-Arthur Denis

Liberal

Mr. ARTHUR DENIS (Saint Denis):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to present petitions on behalf of the Rev. Mr. Hamilton, rector of the Shaw Memorial Methodist Church of Montreal, in support of the bill for proposed incorporation of the United Church of Canada.

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CON

Murray MacLaren

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MURRAY MacLAREN (St. John City and Counties of St. John and Albert):

I

desire to present petitions from members and adherents of St. David's church, St. John, N. B., St. James Presbyterian church, Andover, N. B., Rothesay Presbyterian church, Rothesay, N. B., and Knoix Presbyterian Church, Shediac, N. B., opposing the United Church of Canada Bill.

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REDISTRIBUTION

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

I beg to move, seconded

by Dr. Beland:

That the special committee appointed on Tuesday, March 25, to which was referred Bill No. 2, intituled, "An act to readjust the representation in the House of Commons," with instructions to prepare schedules to jontain and describe the several electoral divisions entitled to return members to this House, be composed of the following members, Messrs. Beland, Boivin, Hanson, Humphrey, Johnston, Low, Kennedy (Glengarry and Stormont), King (Huron), Macdonald (Pictou), Morrissy, McQuarrie, Motherwell, McMurray, Rankin, Speakman, Stewart (Argenteuil), Stewart (Leeds), Stork and Sutherland, and that rule 11 be suspended in relation thereto.

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LAB

William Irvine

Labour

Mr. WILLIAM IRVINE (East Calgary):

Mr. Speaker, I would suggest to the Prime Minister that he consider putting a representative of the Labour party and of the Independent party on the committee. Though we are a small group in this House Labour in the various cities constitutes a considerable

portion of the electorate, and it is my opinion that it would be advisable to have a Labour representative and an Independent representative on the committee.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Mr. Speaker,

the committee to all intents and purposes is the same committee that dealt with this matter last session. It was left to the whips on the two sides of the House to endeavour to arrange a committee that would be satisfactory to all concerned. If there is any desire on the part of gentlemen opposite to change the personnel in any way, the government will be prepared to consider changes.

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LAB

William Irvine

Labour

Mr. IRVINE:

I am one of the whips on

this side of the House. I was not consulted about the personnel of the committee.

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


CIVIL SERVICE-AVERAGE MONTHLY SALARY

CON

Mr. McQUARRIE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the average monthly salary paid to full time civil servants in Canada in (a) the Customs department, and (b) the Department of Agriculture, for the month ending February 28, 1914?

2. What was the average monthly salary, without the cost of living bonus, paid to full time civil servants in Canada in (a) the Department of Customs, (b) the Department of Agriculture, for the month ending February 29, 1924?

3. What were the percentages of increase?

4. By what percentage are the cost of living figures for the month of February, 1924, as compiled by the Dominion Department of Labour, greater than those for the month of February, 1914?

5. Is it not true that the salaries fixed in the reclassifications were based on normal living costs?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. COPP:

Department of Customs and Excise.

1. (a) $86.01.

2. (a) $126.97.

3. 47-62 per cent.

1. (b)

2. (b) (Do not refer to this department).

4 and 5.

Department of Agriculture.

1. $107.29.

2. $138.94.

3. 29.5 per cent.

4 and 5. Nil.

Department of Labour.

1, 2 and 3. No information.

4. Fifty-two per cent.

5. No information.

Questions

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D.S.C.R.-STAFF

CON

Mr. MacLAREN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the number of medical and nursing staff in the Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment?

2. What is the number of other employees in the said department ?

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April 7, 1924