That increase is made up of the following items: Statutory increases, 5 first-class
clerks at $50; the names are : J. F. Shaw, J. A. Doyon, T. Westman, Geo. Fowler, R. Quain; 5 second-class clerks at $50 each; the names are : L. E. Hudon, P. A. Hughes, A. McCullough, W. A. Halliday, R. E. Bon-chette; 5 second-class juniors at $50, $250; L. G. Roy, B. Chevrier, E. M. Lawless, B. Hagerty, E. Charbonneau; 2 messengers, R. P. Yetts and Napoleon Potvin, one at $20 and the other at $30. In my estimates for next year I propose to ask parliament for two additional second-class juniors. For many years back we have been in the habit of employing what they call temporary clerks. I have two or three in the department who have received salaries under other heads, and I propose to ask for $1,200 more in order to place the salaries of these two second-class juniors at $600 a year, according to the Civil Service Act. In regard to contingencies, there is a decrease of $300; I suppose the hon. gentleman will not blame me for that.
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