June 9, 1924

HUDSON BAY RAILWAY


Hon. GEORGE P. GRAHAM (Minister of Railways and Canals): The other day I promised to lay on the Table of the House certain reports concerning the Hudson Bay Railway, and I now do so.


LIQUOR AND NARCOTICS

TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES FOR SUPPRESSION OF ILLICIT TRAFFIC

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 lay on the Table of the House copy of the treaty for the suppression of smuggling operations along the international boundary, between the Dominion of Canada and the United States, and assisting in the arrest and prosecution of persons violating the narcotic laws of either government, and for kindred purposes.

Civil Service Salaries

Topic:   LIQUOR AND NARCOTICS
Subtopic:   TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES FOR SUPPRESSION OF ILLICIT TRAFFIC
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PRIVATE BILLS FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 167 (from the Senate), to amend the Act to incorporate the Board of the Presbyterian College, Halifax.-Mr. Duff. Bill No. 168 (from the Senate), for the relief of James Koniaris.-Mr. Wallace.


SECOND READING


Bill No. 166, for the relief of Raymond Anderson Mashinter.-Mr. McQuarrie.


CIVIL SERVICE SALARY READJUSTMENT


On the Orders of the Day.


CON

Joseph Henry Harris

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. H. HARRIS (East York):

I desire to draw the attention of the government to a news item appearing in the Toronto Evening Telegram of June 7, which reads:

Still in the Dark

Civil Service Salaries to be House Announcement Word reached the city last night that the report of the commission on the civil service salary readjustment had been referred back to the commission and in turn handed back to the cabinet. The officials of the Postal Federation having been advised that an announcement will be made on the floor of the House by the Honourable Mr. King in connection with this matter and the intimation is also given that certain concessions that were objected to by the commission were insisted on by the cabinet as more advantageous to the civil servants.

I desire to ask, is the government going to make this announcement? This is a matter of national importance, to-day, inasmuch as it affects some 12,000 of our civil servants. Secondly, will the government's announcement contain an upward or downward revision of the earnings-not the salaries -of the lower paid civil servants in the postal service?

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING

(Prime Minister): The Civil Service Commission's final report to the government has been concurred in and approved by the government, and to-day an order in council was passed, which, however, has not yet been signed by His Excellency. As soon as it is signed by His Excellency I shall see that a copy of it is laid on the Table of the House. The order, I think, will give full particulars in answer to the question of my hon. friend.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE SALARY READJUSTMENT
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CON

Joseph Henry Harris

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HARRIS:

When does the Prime Minister think that will be done.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE SALARY READJUSTMENT
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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:

I think the

order in council will be signed this afternoon, so that it can be placed on the Table of the House before the House rises this evening.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE SALARY READJUSTMENT
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CROWSNEST PASS AGREEMENT


On the Orders of the Day.


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

(West York): Can the minister inform me whether the press item to the effect that representations have been made by the railways in connection with the Crowsnest pass agreement have been received is correct and if so will these representations be tabled?

HON. GEORGE P. GRAHAM (Minister of Railways and Canals): I made the statement a few days ago in the House that such representations had been received. I did not consider the question of tabling them, they had not really been fully considered by the government. I think I also added the information that it was the desire of the government, and their intention, to name a day when the railways and those who took an opposite view might be heard before the cabinet, or a sub-committee of the cabinet. I think there is no objection to tabling these memoranda, if there is a sufficient number of copies. I think we only have a half a dozen copies. I will make inquiries.

Topic:   CROWSNEST PASS AGREEMENT
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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I quite agree

that it is for the cabinet to deal with this, but I had not much hope that they would do so, having regard to past history. If they do not, I hope the representations will be tabled.

Topic:   CROWSNEST PASS AGREEMENT
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SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES


On the Orders of the Day:


June 9, 1924