June 14, 1951 (21st Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Howe:

The trade commissioners are paid a basic pay, as though they lived in Ottawa, and there are supplements, depending on the cost of living in the posts to which they are assigned. Caracas has the highest cost of living in the world, as far as I know. It has that record in the trade commissioners' service. On the other hand, the cost of living in Melbourne is probably no higher than the cost of living in Ottawa. It may be a bit, but I would believe that it was not much higher than in Ottawa.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE PRODUCTION
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