Charles A. STEWART

STEWART, The Hon. Charles A., P.C.

Parliamentary Career

February 28, 1922 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Argenteuil (Quebec)
  • Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs (December 29, 1921 - June 28, 1926)
  • Minister of the Interior (December 29, 1921 - June 28, 1926)
  • Minister of Mines (December 29, 1921 - June 28, 1926)
  • Minister of Immigration and Colonization (February 20, 1922 - August 16, 1923)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
LIB
  Edmonton West (Alberta)
  • Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs (December 29, 1921 - June 28, 1926)
  • Minister of the Interior (December 29, 1921 - June 28, 1926)
  • Minister of Mines (December 29, 1921 - June 28, 1926)
  • Minister of Immigration and Colonization (November 13, 1925 - June 28, 1926)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Edmonton West (Alberta)
  • Minister of the Interior (September 25, 1926 - August 6, 1930)
  • Minister of Mines (September 25, 1926 - August 6, 1930)
  • Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs (September 25, 1926 - June 18, 1930)
  • Minister of Immigration and Colonization (December 30, 1929 - June 26, 1930)
November 2, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Edmonton West (Alberta)
  • Minister of the Interior (September 25, 1926 - August 6, 1930)
  • Minister of Mines (September 25, 1926 - August 6, 1930)
  • Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs (September 25, 1926 - June 18, 1930)
  • Minister of Immigration and Colonization (December 30, 1929 - June 26, 1930)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  Edmonton West (Alberta)
  • Minister of the Interior (September 25, 1926 - August 6, 1930)
  • Minister of Mines (September 25, 1926 - August 6, 1930)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2202 of 2203)


March 28, 1922

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Argen-teuil, Minister of the Interior) :

The sum of $1,353,922.50 was voted for the fiscal year 1921-22 for salaries of

the permanent staff at Ottawa, and it is estimated that it will require $1,462,770 for the service during the fiscal year 1922-23, an increase of $108,847. As shown in the schedule, the permanent inside service consists of 832 employes, an increase of ten over the fiscal year 1921-22. Statutory increases under the Civil Service Act have been provided for in every instance, and the balance of the increase shown is due to the application of the classification. The increase in the number of employees is accounted for as follows: Number of positions in 1921-22, estimated, were 822, less position of superintendent accountant, deleted. Then there was a transfer from the Commission of Conservation by Order in Council No. 2550, of the 20th of July, 1921, of eight persons. The following employees, namely, economic adviser, hydro-electrical engineer, outside agent, librarian, principal map draughtsman, four senior clerk stenographers, and a messenger clerk, account for the difference between the 822 estimated for and the 832 employed in the department.

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Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS
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March 28, 1922

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil) :

These increases were dated back to April, 1919, and they were not classified until this year.

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March 28, 1922

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

I admit that personally I have not interfered with the services of any one of the departments over which I have control. I think it will be generally agreed that with eight hundred or nine hundred employees, while one is trying to get acquainted with them, there is not very much time to examine very closely as to where certain services might be dispensed with. This again is accounted for by a change. Travelling expenses and sundries, $32,000, shows an increase of $10,000 over 1921-22. It is estimated that $22,000 will be required to meet expenses of the permanent Inside Service officials at Ottawa who may be travelling on Government business, and an amount of $10,000 will be necessary to cover the expenditure connected with telegrams, postage, subscriptions to newspapers, express charges, cab hire, washing towels, and for other small items relating to the Inside Service of the department at Ottawa. The amount estimated for 1921-22 for travelling expenses was $12,000, but, on account of additions to the permanent Inside staff through blanketing-in Orders in Council or Section 79 of the Dominion Lands Act, it will be necessary to increase the item in order to meet the requirements of this service. The expenditure from 1st April, 1921, to 31st December, 1921, was $17,036.78. I am advised that the $10,000 is very largely charged from other services and is drawn by the very same civil servants who may be travelling. Those expenses will now be all taken out of this particular vote. There is therefore no real increase in this vote, it being in the nature of a transfer.

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March 28, 1922

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil) :

A large proportion of the $10,000 item, practically all of it I am informed, is taken from the vote for other purposes in the interests of which these men were travelling. They are now grouped together, have become civil servants and can no longer procure money from that vote; therefore you find the item of $12,000 added to the travelling expenses for the purpose of covering those items. In answer to the hon. member for St. John, I thought I made it very clear that there is no increase, except to the extent of the eight who joined the service and were transferred from the Conservation Commission staff to that of the Department of the Interior. On the other hand, the items as changed simply represent, so far as my information goes, the changes made by the Civil Service Commission with respect to classification, and that I take it is fixed. I have not attempted

to interfere with it, assuming that the Civil Service Commission have control.

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March 28, 1922

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

I may say that, so far as the total vote of the department is concerned-and that concerns all our activities, including the Civil Service, and the $108,847.50 increase,-there is a net decrease of $68,482.50 this year. We are not dealing with that matter for

the moment, and it might be unfair to interject it, but the total vote was $7,358,527.50, for 1921-22. This year we are asking for $7,290,045, or a reduction of $68,482.50, and I say that in spite of the increase of $108,847.50 the statutory increases, the memorandum of which I have just given to the committee.

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