April 3, 1936

CCF

Charles Grant MacNeil

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. MacNEIL:

Before the amendment

carries I offer this suggestion to the minister, that in such sections of bills that are now coming before the house provision be made to maintain the preference formerly extended to ex-service men under the Civil Service Act. I notice that in the wording of a similar section of the National Harbours Board bill and other bills before the house no attempt has been made to carry out the preference, although when certain post offices were removed from the jurisdiction of the Civil Service Act it was expressly stipulated in the legislation then enacted that the preference formerly enacted would be maintained in appointments to the staff, and I think that in appointments to a staff of this kind the same preference should be maintained as was formerly granted ex-service men under the Civil Service Act. May I have an opinion from the minister on that question?

Topic:   EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF AND PROVISION FOB NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

The amendment was

designed to deal with a somewhat difficult problem which confronted us in providing for the possible staff whieh would be employed by this commission. We desired to

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make it possible to use those who are at present in the civil service, and in order to effect that end the proposed amendment has been added. The form is precisely the same as that which was used in the National Harbours Board bill.

So far as the specific point raised by the hon. member for Vancouver North (Mr. Mac-Neil) is concerned, I am not aware that with regard to temporary employees, to which this refers, the usual civil service preference for returned soldiers has been followed in past years. It is certain that we shall not be through to-night, and I shall be glad to look into that matter and give an answer when we meet again oh Monday.

Topic:   EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF AND PROVISION FOB NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
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CON

Grote Stirling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STIRLING:

Do I understand that these employees are chosen by the civil service commission?

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

No.

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CON

Grote Stirling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STIRLING:

They are not?

Topic:   EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION
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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

No. The amendment was

designed simply to permit the transfer to the national employment commission, so far as we desire to do so, of those who are at present in the civil service.

Topic:   EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION
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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART:

That raises the whole

question as to whether appointments to this staff should be made by the civil service commission, or by the governor in council as proposed in this bill, and a great deal may be said on both sides of the question. I know some members want to say something on it, and I suggest that the committee rise, as it is eleven o'clock.

Progress reported.

Topic:   EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF AND PROVISION FOB NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
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At eleven o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order. Monday, April 6, 1936


April 3, 1936