March 7, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

I regret very much that
the Minister of Finance (Mr. Dunning) did not mention this matter before, because I feel sure we could have come to an amicable understanding. First of all, let me say that the evidence given before all other civil service committees has been published for the information of hon. members. I am not in a position at the present time to state just what evidence will be given this year; that matter is to be discussed to-morrow morning by a subcommittee which is to draw up a kind of agenda of the witnesses to appear before the committee. We had voluminous reports of the proceedings of the committee to investigate the prices of farm implements, and the same is true of other committees. I submit respectfully that the printing of the evidence of this committee which is to deal with matters of interest to all members of the House of Commons is deserving of consideration. I realize that some members will never look at the reports that will be published, but even if only ten or twenty members read them, I submit it would be useful to have them printed. I do not want to have any restraint placed upon the relevant evidence that may be given, but I believe the members of the committee are in earnest in their intention to ask only pertinent questions of the witnesses; therefore, the evidence will be much shorter and less costly.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Subtopic:   SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO INQUIRE INTO OPERATION OF CIVIL SERVICE ACT MOTION FOR CON- CURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT
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