February 8, 1927

CON

Hugh Guthrie (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

If the minister says he

will lay a statement on the table that is all that will be necessary.

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Item agreed to. Supplementary estimates for 1927-charges of management-printing, signing, sealing and macerating Dominion notes-further amount required, $50,000. Item agreed to.


CON

John Wesley Edwards

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. EDWARDS (Frontenac):

What about the second part of the item, Mr. Chairman? You read only the first part.

The 'CHAIRMAN: It seems that there are two amounts under the one heading, "Charges of management."

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

I have not the information

before me, but I observe that the government of which my hon. friend (Mr. Edwards) was a supporter and candidate issued a governor general's warrant in this connection for 818,142. So there could not be much wrong with tire item.

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CON

John Wesley Edwards

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. EDWARDS (Frontenac):

The point I was making was simply that the item had not been brought up by the Chairman. My hon. friend the Minister of Finance does not give me credit when I am trying to help him. I want to see the item carried.

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LIB

John Frederick Johnston (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

The item is subdivided into two amounts. It is true I did not read the two parts of the item. The committee carried the item for 150,000. Shall the item for 860,000, for printing, advertising, inspection, express, etc., carry?

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Item agreed to. Justice-salaries-to provide for salary of a confidential messenger, $1,200.


CON

Hugh Guthrie (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

I remember when I was

the occupant of the office of Solicitor General, we had a very excellent messenger, but he was not described as a confidential messenger. I think he is still there, and my recollection is that in that office we did not have a very great deal for a messenger to do. May I ask my hon. friend the Solicitor General whether he is asking for an additional messenger, described here as a confidential messenger, or is there to be only one messenger in connection with that office?

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LIB
CON

Hugh Guthrie (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

The word "confidential" means nothing, I presume?

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LIB

Lucien Cannon (Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. CANNON:

I am not responsible for

the adjective.

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CON

Hugh Guthrie (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Is there any distinction

in salary between the position of messenger and confidential messenger?

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LIB
LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

I think it means a

couple of hundred dollars more.

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CON

Hugh Guthrie (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

The other one was just

an ordinary messenger. Might I ask if it is the same man?

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LIB

Item agreed to. Royal Canadian Mounted Police-salaries- to provide for the position of supervisor of ticket of leave, from April 1, 1926, to March 31, 1927, $3,840.


CON

Richard Burpee Hanson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON:

Is this a new vote? I

thought this was under the Justice department.

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

It is under the Justice

department.

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CON

February 8, 1927