The object of this resolution is to found thereon a Bill which I will introduce presently, if the resolution carries, which will provide that the salary of the commandant shall not exceed $3,200 a year, and that the salaries of the staff adjutant, professors, instruc-
tors, assistant instructors and staff, shall be fixed, and may be readjusted from time to time toy the Governor in Council; and that the details of such salaries shall appear in the annual report laid before parliament toy the Minister of Militia and Defence. In fact it wiH be an Act to amend the existing provisions in the Act respecting the Royal Military College, which are as follows ;
The salary of the commandant shall not exceed $3,'200 a year ; the salary of the staff adjutant shall not exceed $1,400 a year, and the salaries of the professors, instructors and assistant instructors shall not exceed the total sum of $26,000 annually. The Governor in Council may from time to time readjust the number and duties, and, within the limit above mentioned, the salaries of the staff, and the details of such salaries shall appear in the annual report laid before parliament by the Minister of Militia and Defence.
Now, Mr. Chairman, the college has grown, and we have now reached the limit of $26,000 for salaries provided in the existing Royal Military College Act. I think it desirable, as later on there may he a further growth and expansion, that the limit of $26,000 should he removed. Parliament always controls these votes, and I thought it better that an amendment should be passed adhering to the limitation of the salary of the commandant, and to the provision with regard to the other professors, but withdrawing from the Bill the limitation of $26,000; leaving it to the Governor in Council to fix the amount of salaries, and leaving it to parliament to vote such sum as may he considered necessary.
Subtopic: ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE-SALARIES.