December 19, 1951 (21st Parliament, 5th Session)


Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker I should like to direct a question to the Prime Minister arising out of his announcement on Friday last regarding pay increases for the civil service and other government employees. Is consideration being given to an immediate review of the position of prevailing rates employees such as might lead to an increase for them comparable to the increase which is being given to classified civil servants?
Inquiries of the Ministry Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister): My understanding is that these prevailing rates are reviewed yearly. I cannot say from memory when the last review took place but it is a continuing process and the effort is to keep the prevailing rates employees on a par with those in private employment doing the same kind of work.

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