September 11, 1950 (21st Parliament, 3rd Session)


Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)


Mr. Abbott:

I can give a general idea as to that. When we were administering this particular order during the war the maximum staff was something in the neighbourhood of 30 to 40 employees. We had in Toronto a main office which consisted of a director, four investigators, legal counsel and a small stenographic and clerical staff. Other officers, principally investigators, were employed in the larger centres such as Halifax, Saint John, Quebec, Montreal, London, Winnipeg and so on. From the preliminary discussions that I have had with officers of my department who were familiar with this matter during the war I should think that at the outset it will not be necessary to establish a very large organization. There will probably be a limited number in the Department of Finance in Ottawa with a certain number of investigators in some of the larger centres to which I have referred.

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