Hon. SYDNEY FISHER ((Minister of Agriculture) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 189) to amend the Civil Service Act. He said : In the preparation of this measure a careful study was made of the various legislation in the Dominion on the civil service, the reports of the three commissions held in Canada at different dates, the course of procedure in the motherland on this question, and the course of events in the United States where civil service reform has taken place. Probably the most important reform provided in this Bill is the establishment of an Independent Civil Service Commission. That commission shall control the examinations for entrance into the service, also give such certificates as may be required with regard to promotions, increases of salary and the improvement of the status of the employees. The commission will control the examinations, and make all arrangements for the carrying out of the work-ail of course subject to the approval of the Governor in Council. The commission is to be composed of two members with the status, salary and tenure of oflice of a deputy minister. The commission will recommend the necessary staff required for the carrying out of the work.