June 10, 1908 (10th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

No; the chairman of the committee told me of the report yesterday before it was presented and I said at once: Are you proposing to increase any salaries. He said, No; we are proposing to fill a vacancy, this adds nothing to the expenditure; and I said: If that is the case the objection which was taken before would not apply, and the assurance was given me that it was not a proposal to create any new vacancy or to create any increase in salary.

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