Sir GEORGE PERLEY:
Does the minister not draw a distinction between the higher class of the staff and the lower? I cannot remember the name of the bill, but I do recall that a bill was passed some years ago in which it was indicated that certain of the staff would be appointed by the civil service commission and the remainder by order in council. I remember the matter was discussed in this chamber for some time. I am not suggesting that the minister should arrange the section so that all appointments should be made by the civil service commission, but I do submit to him that he should make a beginning. Could he not draw some distinction-he is better able to do it than I am-between the different classes of employees? He could make a beginning towards developing a permanent service for the harbours.
Subtopic: NATIONAL HARBOURS BOARD
Sub-subtopic: PROVISION FOR ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL OF PUBLIC HARBOURS