May 19, 1932

CIVIL SERVICE ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. C. H. CAHAN (Secretary of State) moved that the house go into committee tomorrow to consider the following proposed resolution: That it is expedient to amend the Civil Service Act and to provide for the payment of gratuities to members of the Civil Service Commission on retirement and to officers, clerks and employees in lieu of retiring leave. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-STE. ANNE'S WHARF

LIB

Mr. BOUCHARD:

Liberal

1. Were tenders called for in the repair work at Ste. Anne's wharf, under the Unemployment and Farm Relief Act, in 1931?

2. If so, who recommended the contractor?

3. How much was paid per cubic yard of stone?

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-STE. ANNE'S WHARF
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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

1 and 2. Work done by day labour.

3. $2.

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PERMANENT FORCE-MECHANIZED EQUIPMENT

IND

Angus MacInnis

Independent Labour

Mr. MacINNIS:

Are public tenders called in the purchase and replacement of the spare parts kept in store for the repair of the mechanized apparatus used by the artillery units of the permanent force of Canada, if not, what method of purchase is employed?

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Subtopic:   PERMANENT FORCE-MECHANIZED EQUIPMENT
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CON

Donald Matheson Sutherland (Minister of National Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SUTHERLAND:

Public tenders are not called for the purchase and replacement of the spare parts for the repair of the mechanized apparatus used by the artillery units of the permanent force of Canada. These spare parts when required are purchased from the manufacturers of the mechanized apparatus or from their authorized agents in Canada.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

SATURDAY SITTING

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, if it were the wish of the house that we should meet on Saturday morning at eleven o'clock, I would be very glad to accommodate the members.

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Subtopic:   SATURDAY SITTING
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Hear, hear.

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Subtopic:   SATURDAY SITTING
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Right Hon. W@

I can only speak for the official opposition, but we are entirely agreeable to sitting on Saturday.

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UFA

Robert Gardiner

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. ROBERT GARDINER (Acadia):

After the Prime Minister mentioned this matter the other morning I took the opportunity of consulting with my colleagues, and as most of them have made arrangements to go away on Saturday, we would not care to sit on that day.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I believe that the practice in a matter of this kind has been not to sit unless there is unanimous agreement. I would not like to make a motion to be carried by a majority under those circumstances. I thought that we would rise at six o'clock on Saturday in any event if we sit on that day.

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Subtopic:   SATURDAY SITTING
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Might I suggest that a conference might result in some agreement as to the matters that might be taken up on Saturday, which would enable us to get through at least a little sooner than if we did not sit on that day.

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Subtopic:   SATURDAY SITTING
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

If my hon. friend from Acadia will allow the matter to stand until three o'clock and indicate if there is any legislation in which his colleagues would not be particularly interested, we might proceed

Conversion Loan

with such business on Saturday from eleven o'clock to one and from three to six, a matter of five hours, in which we might dispose of a good deal of business. I thank the right hon. gentleman for his suggestion and will act accordingly.

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Subtopic:   SATURDAY SITTING
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

It is sometimes urged that the members from the province of Quebec go home on Saturday. I rise to say that the Quebec members will be pleased to stay here this Saturday and sit.

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Subtopic:   SATURDAY SITTING
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May 19, 1932