November 4, 1969

PC

Alfred Dryden Hales

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. D. Hales (Wellington):

Mr. Speaker, I have a supplementary question for the President of the Treasury Board. Has any thought been given to allowing the Auditor General to recruit staff from outside the public service criteria?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REDUCTION OF STAFF
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LIB

Charles Mills (Bud) Drury (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Mr. Drury:

Mr. Speaker, I am not sure what is meant by recruiting his staff outside the public service criteria. He recruits his staff either from inside or outside the public service. The definitions, the work or job qualifications, are established by the Auditor General.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REDUCTION OF STAFF
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NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader; Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, as a supplementary question may I ask the President of the Treasury Board whether the establishment approved by Parliament for the Auditor General was 250, and has Treasury Board suggested that this number be reduced to 239?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REDUCTION OF STAFF
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LIB

Charles Mills (Bud) Drury (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Mr. Drury:

Mr. Speaker, the establishment is, and will continue to be, that approved by Parliament. This approval is obtained through the Appropriation Acts.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REDUCTION OF STAFF
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PC

Gerald William Baldwin (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Baldwin:

As suggested by Treasury Board.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REDUCTION OF STAFF
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LIB

Charles Mills (Bud) Drury (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Mr. Drury:

In spite of the suggestion of the hon. member for Peace River, it is not dictated by Treasury Board.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REDUCTION OF STAFF
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PC

Gerald William Baldwin (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Baldwin:

I said "suggested".

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REDUCTION OF STAFF
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LIB

Charles Mills (Bud) Drury (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Mr. Drury:

I hope the hon. member will agree that Treasury Board-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REDUCTION OF STAFF
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REDUCTION OF STAFF
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LIB

Charles Mills (Bud) Drury (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Mr. Drury:

-is empowered to make

suggestions for the improvement of productivity.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REDUCTION OF STAFF
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REDUCTION OF STAFF
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PC

Jay Waldo Monteith

Progressive Conservative

Hon. J. W. Monleiih (Perth):

As a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker, may I ask the minister whether at any time instructions have been given to the Auditor General in regard to whether or not he should reduce the amount of work he is doing?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REDUCTION OF STAFF
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LIB

Charles Mills (Bud) Drury (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Mr. Drury:

Mr. Speaker, that is a large question. For all I know, the hon. gentleman may himself have made suggestions to the Auditor General, and I cannot answer for the hon. member.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REDUCTION OF STAFF
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the President of the Treasury Board, who in response to a question told me a moment ago that he had no knowledge of the Auditor General being requested to reduce his staff, whether he will look into this matter in view of the reported statement by the Auditor General himself that such request had been made to him?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REDUCTION OF STAFF
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LIB

Charles Mills (Bud) Drury (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Mr. Drury:

Mr. Speaker, I will be glad to take that up with the Auditor General.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REDUCTION OF STAFF
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PC

Thomas Miller Bell (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Thomas M. Bell (Saint John-Lancaster):

A Anal supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. May I ask the President of the Treasury Board whether he will give an assurance that a similar check will be made on the growth of the Prime Minister's staff?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REDUCTION OF STAFF
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THE CANADIAN ECONOMY

NDP

David Lewis (Parliamentary Leader of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. David Lewis (York South):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the size of the Prime Minister's staff I should like to ask him a question arising from the announcement by Dofasco that it is going to increase steel prices by, I believe, 5 per cent, following an announcement by Stelco that it is going to increase its steel prices, again followed by an announcement by Westinghouse that it is going to increase the prices of its appliances. In view of the fact that the increased price of basic steel is bound to have a multiplying effect throughout the economy since industry will have to pay more for steel, would the Prime Minister undertake to request the Prices and Incomes Commission to hold public hearings into steel prices instead of merely limiting itself to private discussions?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   STEEL PRICE INCREASES-REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS BY PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I answered that question last week.

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Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   STEEL PRICE INCREASES-REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS BY PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION
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NDP

David Lewis (Parliamentary Leader of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lewis:

I was not here last week.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   STEEL PRICE INCREASES-REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS BY PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION
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November 4, 1969