Mr. FISHER moved that the House go into committee on Monday next to consider the following proposed resolution:
That it is expedient to amend the Civil Service Act by providing for the appointment of temporary clerks for the compilation of any decennial census, who may be employed for a period not exceeding three years, and who shall be eligible for the annual statutory increases provided by the Civil Service Amendment Act, 1908; by providing that the salary of a temporary clerk employed under section 23 of the said Act shall not be greater than the minimum salary authorized for subdivisions B of the second division, subject to be increased as authorized by section 33 of the said Act; and for the payment to collectors of customs of a salary not greater than $1,500 per annum; and for the payment of officers of inland revenue salaries not o-reater than the following maximum, viz.: inspectors, $3,200; collectors, $2,800; deputy collectors, $2,200; accountants. $1,800; special class excisemen, $2,500; first, second and third class excisemen, $1,500; probationary excisemen, $600; stenographers and typewriters $700; messengers, $800; and for the payment of officers of the Post Office Department, as follows, viz.; Post office inspectors on appointment, $2,500, with an annual increase to a maximum of $3,500; assistant post office inspectors and superintendents of the Railway Mail Service on appointment, $1,600, with an annual increase to a maximum of $2,500, and to authorize the increase to the minimum of the salary of any such officers whose salary is at present less than the minimum; and assistant postmaster, on appointment, a salary of not less than $1,100 and not more than $2,800, and that the said salaries and increases shall be payable as from the first day of April, 1910.
He said: His Excellency the Governor General has been made acquainted with the substance of this resolution, and recommends it to the House.
Motion agreed to.