August 13, 1956

APPROVAL OF REPORT OF CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION RESPECTING PARLIAMENTARY RESTAURANT

LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. W. E. Harris (Minister of Finance) moved:

That the report of the civil service commission respecting certain employees of the parliamentary restaurant, laid upon the table of the house August 10, 1956, be now approved.

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Motion agreed to.


MOTION FOR PAPERS

SALES OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY, 1955-56


Motion No. 97-Mr. Dufresne: For a copy of all correspondence, telegrams and other documents, relevant to all sales of government properties during the fiscal year 1955-56, in which the total sales price was 25 per cent or less than the original purchase price.


LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe (Port Arthur):

Mr. Speaker, I believe the hon. member agreed with my parliamentary assistant that this motion should be dropped. Perhaps it could be removed from the order paper today.

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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Is that agreed?

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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Motion dropped.

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NATIONAL REVENUE

LETHBRIDGE-REFERENCE TO SERVICES OF CALGARY OFFICIALS


On the orders of the day:


SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. J. H. Blackmore (Lethbridge):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to direct a question to the Minister of National Revenue, notice of which I have just sent to him. Will the minister tell the house whether or not it is true that from his Calgary income tax office an average of four men each week are working among income tax payers in the Lethbridge income tax area? Will the minister tell the house whether or not it is true that each of those four income tax officials, travelling in his own car at government expense, spends Monday getting from Calgary to the Lethbridge area, and Friday getting from Lethbridge area back to Calgary and actually

works only three days a week but receives pay and expense allowance for five days a week?

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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. J. J. McCann (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, I have just this minute received the hon. gentleman's questions. The first one is:

Will the minister tell the house whether or not it is true that from his Calgary income tax office an average of four men each week are working among income tax payers in the Lethbridge income tax area? , |

I do not know whether it is true but I hope it is true. The second question is:

Will the minister tell the house whether or not it is true that each of those four income tax officials, travelling in his own car at government expense, spends Monday getting from Calgary to Lethbridge area, and Friday getting from Lethbridge area back to Calgary and actually works only three days a week but receives pay and expense allowance for five days a week?

This is not true. I do not know why it would take so long to get from Lethbridge to Calgary and back unless they walk.

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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. Blackmore:

Mr. Speaker, if the minister will read the letter of Mr. Holberton, I think he will find that it is certified there that these things are true.

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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

I did not hear what the hon. gentleman said.

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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. Blackmore:

If the minister reads Mr. Holberton's letter concerning which I have asked him, he will find a statement there to the effect that these things are true.

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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

Yes; but as I indicated a few days ago, I would much rather take the statement of my own officials than that of Mr. Holberton, who was a former income tax employee in Lethbridge.

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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. Blackmore:

The minister might be greatly surprised to find that Mr. Holberton is right.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

August 13, 1956