Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Minister of Justice) moved that the house-go into committee
at the next sitting to consider the following resolution:
That it is expedient to amend the Penitentiary Act to provide that the governor in council may appoint a superintendent of penitentiaries; and may appoint such inspectors, wardens, deputy wardens and other administrative or executive officers as may be required, with such salaries as are approved by the governor in council; and that the superintendent, upon the recommendation of the warden, may appoint such guards, trade instructors and other subordinate officers and employees as are necessary, with such salaries as are approved by the governor in council; and to make further provisions in respect to gratuities paid to officers on retirement and the widows or dependents of officers who die in the service.
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.