Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Finance):
Mr. Speaker, I wish to lay on the table of the house order in council P.C. 1549, of February 27, 1942, amending the wartime salaries order and consolidating these and former amendments with the original order.
The principal new amendment relates to war industries only, and gives the Minister of National Revenue power to permit, in specific cases and within prescribed limits, the adjustment of the salaries being paid to some individuals engaged in those industries, where there is good cause for such adjustment within the general principle of maintaining unchanged the generally prevailing rate for a given set of duties and responsibilities. There is also a provision for the adjustment of probationary rates of salary being paid to those who have been recently appointed or promoted at less than the normal rhte for the work they are doing. The recitals of the order explain the purpose of the new amendments, which I have had marked in the copies to be tabled.
Subtopic: ORDER IN COUNCIL AMENDING WARTIME SALARIES ORDER AND CONSOLIDATING AMENDMENTS