April 4, 1930

DEBATES COMMITTEE


Mr. E. J. YOUNG (Weyburn) presented the first report of the select standing committee on debates, as follows: Friday, April 4, 1930. The select standing committee appointed to supervise the official report of the debates of the House of Commons, beg leave to present the following as their first report: Your committee have had under consideration the question of the status and remuneration of parliamentary reporters, and having heard the Clerk of the House and the Editor of Debates in support of the claim of the parliamentary reporters to recognition as professional or technical officers, which claim was endorsed by a. minute of the Board of Internal Economy, of date April 16, 1929, and also having heard their representations as to the difficulty of maintaining the existing establishment, filling vacancies, and ensuring efficiency under the present provision with respect to minimum and maximum salaries, recommend as follows: That the following grades and salaries suggested in the report of the Royal Commission on Technical and Professional Services be made applicable to the parliamentary reporting and editing staffs: Minimum Assistant Parliamentary Reporter, Grade III. $2,800 Chief Assistant Parliamentary Reporter, Grade IY 3,420 Parliamentary Reporter Grade IY 3,420 Associate Editor, Grade V 4,020 Editor, Grade YI.. .. 4,800 Maximum



and that steps be taken by the Civil Service Commission to give effect to this recommendation. Your committee also make the following recommendations: (a) That the organization and establishment of the house be amended by making provision for the addition to the staff of the Debates branch of one English and one French parliamentary reporter. (b) That representations be made to the Civil Service Commission pointing out the advisability of so amending their regulations that appointments of parliamentary reporters be made within a few days when applications therefor are forwarded during the sessions of parliament. (c) That the Editor of English Debates and the officer occupying the joint positions of the Editor of French Debates and Parliamentary Reporter be placed in the same class and paid the same remuneration, and (d) That the above recommendations be submitted to the Civil Service Commission. All of which is respectfully submitted. [Mr. F. MacDonald.1 Unemployment-Mr. MacDonald (C. Breton)


WINDING-UP ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 53, to amend the Winding-up Act.


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Explain.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

When the Winding-up

Act was placed in the statutes there were no shares of no par value. This is for the purpose of giving to the holders of a certain number of shares of no par value the right to petition for winding-up.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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INQUIRY FOR RETURN

IMMIGRATION EXPENDITURES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of the Interior):

Yesterday I was questioned by the hon. member for Athabaska (Mr. Kellner) as to when he could expect a return. I promise him the return by the beginning of next week.

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LIBERAL CANDIDATES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA


On the orders of the day:


CON

William Garland McQuarrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. G. McQUARRIE (New Westminster) :

May I inquire whether the Prime

Minister will endorse the candidature of Thomas Reid as Liberal nominee for New Westminster, in view of the fact that Reid stated at the nominating convention that he was in favour of greater protection for Canadian producers?

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Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

We will say, stand as an order for return.

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CON

William Garland McQuarrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. McQUARRIE:

There is another question that I wish to ask the Prime Minister, and that is in regard to the Liberal candidate for Burrard.

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LIB
LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

This is a sign of nervousness.

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CON
LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. The time of the house is very precious just now.

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April 4, 1930