I am given to understand that there is always a certain percentage of permanent employees in a department, 80 per cent, and that the rest are what are called "temporaries" by the nature of their service. It has been thought from time to time that certain temporary employees should be permitted a permanency. For instance, the other day, as the hon. member will recall, certain readjustments were recommended by the civil service commission with respect to the servants of this house, and the commission's report was adopted by the house whereby certain temporary employees on the house staff were made permanent. I have in mind to bring this matter up anew with a view to seeing that action such as my hon. friend has suggested be further considered.
Subtopic: DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE