March 11, 1938

LIB
CON
LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

I would think so, although

I do not know.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

The commissioner usually goes to the community.

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

Yes. In court the witness

is entitled to his pay, but I do not know whether in these cases witnesses are paid.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I never have heard of

their being paid.

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

The Minister of Justice

would know.

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CON

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BROOKS:

Does the department always take the finding of the commissioner appointed, or does it review the finding? I know of several cases where reports of commissioners have created great injustices. I am sure if the department had investigated, as it should have, it would not have come to the same conclusions as those arrived at by the commissioners.

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

I am sure that in some

cases reports of commissioners are not accepted. Although this matter does not arise in my own department, I do know where a commissioner recommended a dismissal, making a finding of political partisanship, but the minister did not regard the evidence sufficient to justify a discharge. I dare say in the majority of cases, if a commissioner

Supply-Post Office

finds a man guilty and recommends dismissal, his advice is followed. However, I cannot say to what extent that is done.

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CON

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BROOKS:

I am sure it would not

have been done if the action of the postmaster had been investigated by the department.

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CON

George James Tustin

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TUSTIN:

Does a commissioner always make a report after investigation?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

Yes.

M. TUSTIN: Is there any set time in which he must make his report?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

I do not know that there

is any limit to the time within which he must report. I imagine that question does not arise.

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CON

Frederick Cronyn Betts

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BETTS:

Could the minister tell us as to the frequency with which this machinery is invoked? For instance, how many investigations were held under this procedure last

year?

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Oh, oh.

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

I think my hon. friend has his answer now. We were discussing that some time ago when he was outside the house.

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CON

Howard Charles Green

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GREEN:

There are some 8,300 odd postal employees covered by this vote; are they all employed in the larger cities?

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LIB
CON
LIB

March 11, 1938