May 17, 1916 (12th Parliament, 6th Session)

CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE:

Well, I think we shall have to agree to disagree, because I know I am absolutely right. Now, my hon. friend from Assiniboia (Mr. Turriff) states that instead of $800 a year a salary of $1,600 a year has been fixed, and calls attention to the fact that the Clerk of the House -stated that the grade of the position is B of the second division. Now, my hon. friend will observe that in the same paragraph of the letter in which that statement appears, the Clerk stated that the Speaker desires to appoint Mr. Sherwood to this office at a sal-aty of $1,600, and desires to have this done by direct appointment under the Appropriation Act. The Clerk of the House made a mistake as to the grade, because the subdivision of the second division which carries a salary of $1,600 is A *and not B. The Estimate, as it- is now before the committee, is correct-it refers to second division, subdivision A.

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