March 31, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)


George Newcombe Gordon (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)



The question was raised a short time ago in the House as to the right of dealing with matters of general policy of the department. The question arose as to the relationship of the Civil Service Commission to the office of the department of the Minister of Labour
[Mr. Church.1
and the fixing of the salaries of officials of that department. A discussion took place with regard to the relationship existing, and the minister read a statement from his department, which dealt with that particular matter and which was pertinent. I understand the hon. member for North Toronto (Mr. Church) is dealing with that matter, perhaps not in the same manner as the Minister of Labour did, but he is making an effort to deal with a particular issue of the expenditures of this department which are included in the civil government Estimates now before this committee, and in that he would be in order unless he were to go too far afield in discussing some speech which was made at some other time.

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