April 7, 1927

UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. E. J. GARLAND (Bow River):

I wish to direct the attention of the administration and in particular, of the Minister of Labour (Mr. Heenan)-possibly the Minister of Immigration (Mr. Forke) will be interested also-to the following telegram I have received :

E. J. Garland, M.P.,

There are about two thousand mine workers out of work at present in the Drumheller valley. This has caused great distress and we would urge upon you the necessity for parliament taking immediate action to relieve the suffering of these men and their families which fMr. Guthrii*. ]

is growing more intense each passing week in any possible way you may determine.

A. Parker, President,

II. Smith,

Secretary Local No. 59 United Mine

Workers of America.

I refer this telegram to the Minister of Labour in the hope that he may be able to find some means of assisting these men in their distressful circumstances.

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LIB

Peter Heenan (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. PETER HEENAN (Minister of Labour):

The department has a man on the job right now investigating conditions.

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UFA
LIB
UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARLAND:

(Bow- River): What is the object of the investigation? Has it any relation to this distress?

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LIB

Peter Heenan (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. HEENAN:

When we get an application we always send a man to investigate the conditions.

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CIVIL SERVICE SALARIES

OBJECTION TO PROPOSED EXCEPTIONS TO APPLICATION OF INCREASE


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

George Reginald Geary

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. G. R. GEARY (South Toronto):

At

page 1767 of Hansard the Secretary of State (Mr. Rinfret) made a statement with regard to civil sen-ice salaries. I have had a communication by telegraph from people interested in this matter outside of Ottawa, who state that the exceptions to the proposed increase practically destroy the benefit of that raise, and I would1 be very glad if the Secretary of State could tell me if he has anything in mind with [DOT]regard to the point raised1 by this message.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE SALARIES
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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. FERNAND RINFRET (Secretary of State):

I am sorry, but I was speaking to

the Clerk of the House when my hon. friend began his question. Do I understand that it relates to the postal clerks?

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CON

George Reginald Geary

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GEARY:

In the statement of my

hon. friend with regard to civil service salaries a number of exceptions were made.

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

To which exception does

my hon. friend refer?

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CON

George Reginald Geary

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GEARY:

The point is that interested persons outside Ottawa have communicated with me, stating that the exceptions practically destroy the benefits of the proposed raise and that so many people are affected by the exceptions that the increase is by no means general throughout the service.

Employment oj Disabled Veterans

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

When we take up the

amount in the estimates to cover this increase we will have a full discussion, but I may say to-day that the underlying principle of the revision is to grant an increase to every civil servant in either the inside or outside service, both temporary and permanent, with the general exception that those classes which have received some increase since 1924 would get only the difference between the increase now granted and that which they have been receiving since that date.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE SALARIES
Subtopic:   OBJECTION TO PROPOSED EXCEPTIONS TO APPLICATION OF INCREASE
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CON

George Reginald Geary

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GEARY:

Then has the minister anything in mind in regard to a change in the proposed basis of revision, or does what he stated previously stand with no possibility of a change?

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

That is the proposal made to the House, but when in committee we deal with the revision of salaries I will Very cheerfully consider any suggestions which may be made.

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CON

Simon Fraser Tolmie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TOLMIE:

Does that include railway

mail clerks?

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

The suggestion will have to come from someone else.

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Subtopic:   OBJECTION TO PROPOSED EXCEPTIONS TO APPLICATION OF INCREASE
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. B. BENNETT (West Calgary):

I am in the same position as the hon. member for South Toronto (Mr. Geary). I have received a number of telegrams and letters with respect to this matter, and my understanding was that the whole question of salaries might be discussed when the House went into committee on the supplementary estimates which would deal with this matter, and that there would be no restrictions imposed on any discussion which might then take place.

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April 7, 1927