The principal reason is the increase in service at different points. The high commissioner has recommended that an increased service be given to the fairs in the United Kingdom. The amount required for that .particular item is $92,000.
amount is required to provide for Canada's yearly contribution to the international customs tariffs bureau. We make a great deal of use of that bureau. It is located at Brussels and was founded as a result of a convention signed there in 1890 by thirty-nine countries, including Canada. The bureau distributes to the various states supporting it the amendments which may be enacted from time to time. In order to maintain this bureau the countries are assessed according to their respective volume of trade. At the outset Canada was placed in the third class trade position and the average contribution was 3,106 gold francs, or about S600. In 1929 Canada was advanced to the first class and her contribution was raised to 6,833 gold francs, or about $1,319. The amount is increased by ten per cent to provide for the superannuation of the bureau employees.
bureau was organized in 1917 and operates as a branch of this department. One of its functions is to circulate throughout the world motion pictures and photographic material designed to disseminate information about Canada's natural resources, industries, et cetera, and through this means encourage the development of trade. The bureau acts as a central organization for the production of technical and instructional advertising in the form of films and pictorial matter. The bureau cooperates with the provincial governments, the national railways and steamship lines and other agencies for the production of pictorial matter in connection with the dominion's welfare and progress. The bureau cooperates with the motion picture industry in matters pertaiing to the welfare and progress of the dominion.
in the press about a month ago to the effect that Doctor Tory's period of employment by the department was about to expire. Has the government come to any decision as to the retention of his services for a further period?
The matter has not even been considered. I think it should be explained that Doctor Tory was employed under a contract for a stated period of years at a stated salary. He is not like any other civil servant; he is there under a special arrangement as the hon. gentleman well knows.
increase; I wish it could be a good deal more. The research council is doing splendid work. Is anything being done in connection with the establishing of a standards board such as they have in the United States?