Hon. H. H. STEVENS (Vancouver Centre):
I should like to ask the Minister of Justice a question, but seeing that he is not in his seat I will direct my question to the Prime Minister. Some time ago I asked the government to advise the House with regard to the report on the revision of the salaries of the civil service. I have asked that question on numerous occasions, but nothing definite has yet been brought down. I now have a telegram from Mr. C. Gardiner, general secretary of the Amalgamated Civil Servants of Canada, dated from Regina and addressed to myself, which reads as follows:
Amalgamated Civil Servants of Canada request immediate publication of the Civil Service Commission's report on salary revision and personnel boards. Request also staff side representation on Civil Service Commission when present vacancies are feeing filled.
I do not know whether the Prime Minister is ready to make a statement to-day, but as to the first part of this telegram, regarding the Civil Service Commission's report on salary revision, I think the House is entitled to a statement pretty soon. That matter has been standing for some considerable time.