July 23, 1942

RECOGNITION OF WORK OF CANADA'S MERCHANT MARINE

NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Why is not more recognition given in naval announcements to the good work done by Canada's merchant marine on the seven seas and on inland lakes and waters of Canada?

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Subtopic:   RECOGNITION OF WORK OF CANADA'S MERCHANT MARINE
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LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. McLARTY:

Return tabled.

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Subtopic:   RECOGNITION OF WORK OF CANADA'S MERCHANT MARINE
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MAJOR J. S. YUILL

NAT

Mr. BLACK (Cumberland):

National Government

1. Is Major J. S. Yuill employed by the government in censor work?

2. If so, for what period has he been employed?

3. What salary is he paid monthly?

4. What were his total monthly expenses in (a) 1941, (b) 1942?

5. What have 1 een the additional expenses in connection with his duties?

6. What have been the total salary and expenses paid to date, stating date of employment?

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Subtopic:   MAJOR J. S. YUILL
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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION-R. JONES AND C. MOORE

LIB

Mr. CRUICKSHANK:

Liberal

1. Are Mr. R. Jones and Mr. C. Moore employed by the civil service commission as examiners in British Columbia or elsewhere?

2. If so, what salaries do they receive and when were they appointed?

3. What qualifications have they for this class of work ?

4. Are they under 30 years of age?

5. What are their respective ages?

External Affairs

ambassador in a day. We have seen the mistakes which have been made in this war. The lack of a good diplomat practically caused the war.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Will this resolution have

a retroactive effect for the benefit of some men who have been in the diplomatic service, but who are not now in it?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

The estate of

one person will be affected. As my hon. friend is aware, Mr. Loring Christie, who was for some years in the Department of External Affairs, died while at his post as minister in Washington. He was, while in the service, contributing to a superannuation fund. But all the benefits his estate would have derived, had he continued on in the civil service, are lost unless the provisions of this act can be made applicable to his estate. He left the civil service at the .instance of the government to take the post in Washington which, in the large sense of the word, is a civil service post, certainly a public service post. The committee will, I think, agree it would be unfair to his widow if the estate were to be deprived of the benefits which otherwise would have accrued to it, had he been permitted to continue his contributions to the superannuation fund.

Of course the contributions which would have been made will have to be made to be refunded to the treasury before any benefits can accrue later. Mr. Jean Desy's is another case in point. These are the only cases which would be retroactive.

To-day Mr. Desy is minister in Brazil. During the years he was in the Department of External Affairs he was contributing to the superannuation fund, but when appointed first to Belgium and later moved to Brazil he ceased to contribute to the fund and ceases to get any benefits from it unless opportunity is given to him to restore the amount to the fund which he should have been contributing right along, and to continue to contribute in order to secure the benefits accruing at the end.

, Unless we are to be deprived of drawing from our permanent civil service for men for these diplomatic posts, something of this kind is absolutely necessary. Moreover, it is wholly right.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Would it not benefit

another ex-minister, also?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

No; those are the only ones I know of.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

What about Brigadier

Vanier.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Brigadier

Vanier's position is covered, I believe, by the fact that he is entitled to draw a pension under the provisions of some act of the Department of National Defence. He is not affected by this bill, so far as I know.

Resolution reported, read the second time and concurred in. Mr. Mackenzie King moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 120, to amend the Department of External Affairs Act.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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At eleven o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order. Thursday, July 23, 1942


July 23, 1942