April 11, 1929

PRIVATE BILLS COMMITTEE


Mr. GEORGES PARENT (Quebec West) presented the third report of the select standing committee on miscellaneous private bills, as follows: Your committee recommend that it be given leave to sit while the house is sitting; and also that its quorum be twelve members instead of fifteen, and that subsection (c) of section 1 of standing order 63 be suspended in relation thereto. He said: Mr. Speaker, I move that the report be concurred in.


LIB

Motion agreed to.


CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE

ANNUAL REPORT TABLED BY MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS


Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Railways and Canals): I desire to table the tenth annual report, in English and French, of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine. Copies are being distributed to all members this afternoon through the post office.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.) AUDITOR general's REPORT-UNFORESEEN EXPENSES


CON

John Anderson Fraser

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FRASER:

What are the details of the vote "Unforeseen expenses" found on page 36, Vol I, of the Auditor General's report for 1927-8, under the 78594-93

headings: (a) External Affairs, $20,297.60; (b) National Defence, $84,959.96; (c) Privy Council, $9,675.99; (d) Public Works, $7,325.62?

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

All details of this vote are printed in the Auditor General's report, Voll II: (a) Part E-8; (b) Part Q-73; (c) Part U-3; and (d) Part V-30.

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NATIONAL REVENUE-APPRAISAL SERVICE

UFA

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

United Farmers of Alberta

1. What is the number of appointments made by the Minister of National Revenue (formerly Minister of Customs) to the appraiser service from April 1, 1927, under authority of the exemption from the provisions of the Civil Service Act as provided in the estimates and in chapter 37 (18-19) George V?

2. What are the names of those who were subsequently dismissed and the reasons for dismissal in each case?

3. What are the names of those appointed during the said periods, and who are still in the employ of the Department of National Revenue ?

4. What is the nature of the inquiry or extent of the test applied in the selection of the appraisers above mentioned, as to physical fitness, intelligence and integrity?

5. In the case of dismissals for cause, what are the names of the person or persons recommending such persons for employment in the government service?

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LIB

Mr. EULER: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. 17.

2. None of the persons appointed as appraisers were dismissed.

3. 16: Thomas Costello, H. F. W. Funston, Sidney Jones, S. J. Kelly, E. A. Cook, Chow T. Tong, Gaston Pelletier, C. H. Richardson, F. A. McCann, F. T. Curley, T. C. Rubbra, W. G. Stamp, George Chapman, William Patterson, L. M. Major, Thomas Smith.

4. All applicants were personally interviewed by a board and in each -case the report of the board was accepted.

5. Answered by No. 2.

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DISMISSAL OF PREVENTIVE OFFICERS

UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

In regard to sessional papers No. 307 (Return to an order of the House of Commons, dated April 25, 1928), setting forth that 114 persons were employed as preventive officers under authority for exemption from the Civil Service Act, of whom 46 were dismissed for cause:-

1. What was the nature of the offence or cause of dissatisfaction in the case of 33 of the said employees who were dismissed; "service terminated, recommended by chief, preventive service" ?

2. What was the nature of the inquiry or extent of the test applied in the selection of the 114 members of this staff as to physical, mental and moral capacities?

3. From whom were recommendations received for the employment of the 46 members of the staff who were dismissed for irregularities or on recommendation of the chief preventive officer?

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KEVI8E3 EDITION


Questions


LIB

Mr. EULER: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. 24 positions abolished.

. 5 Unsatisfactory-poor results.

1 Did not devote full time to service.

1 Charter of vessel, commanded by

officer, expired.

2 Accepted appointment by the Civil

Service Commission to port staff.

2 and 3. No information.

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April 11, 1929