Mr. WILFRID LACROIX (Quebec-Mont-morency) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 3, to amend the Civil Service Act.
He said: The object of this amendment is to provide that all employees of the federal government who are appointed to positions within a province or transferred from one province to another, either as temporary or p rmanent employees, should before being appointed or transferred pass an examination as to their knowledge of .the language of the majority of the province. For instance, no one might be appointed to a position in the civil service in the province of British Golum-biv or Manitoba or Nova Scotia, unless he has the requisite knowledge of the English language, and no one might be appointed to a position in the, province of Quebec unless he has the requisite knowledge of the French language.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.