May 3, 1928


On the orders of the day:


CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. J. MANION (Fort William):

I

would like to read a telegram which I have just received, from the Civil Service Association at the head of the lakes:

Kindly advise if any action will be forthcoming this session in regard to promised re-classification of postal service salaries.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   RECLASSIFICATION OF OFFICIALS IN POSTAL SEKVICE
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LIB

Peter John Veniot (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. VENIOT:

I would say, in reply to

the hon. member, that it was only this morning that we received the decision of the Civil Service Commission, not to make any reclassification of those services this year. The Post Office department laid the matter before the Civil Service Commission some months ago, we ourselves having no power to classify, and the commission dealt with the matter and gave us their decision this morning.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   RECLASSIFICATION OF OFFICIALS IN POSTAL SEKVICE
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CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

Might I just ask the

minister if the department is bound to take the recommendation of the Civil Service Commission?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   RECLASSIFICATION OF OFFICIALS IN POSTAL SEKVICE
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LIB

Peter John Veniot (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. VENIOT:

If we do not, the Auditor

General will not pay the additional amount.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   RECLASSIFICATION OF OFFICIALS IN POSTAL SEKVICE
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CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

The reason I asked the

question is that I have just received a reply to a question on to-day's order paper showing that the Civil Service Commission recommended a returned soldier for a job, and my hon. friend and his department refused to accept him.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   RECLASSIFICATION OF OFFICIALS IN POSTAL SEKVICE
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LIB

Peter John Veniot (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. VENIOT:

Under the act the Postmaster General has the power to refuse to accept the certificate of the commission, but the act does not give him power to classify the employees.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   RECLASSIFICATION OF OFFICIALS IN POSTAL SEKVICE
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ALBERTA COAL TRANSPORTATION


On the orders of the day:


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition):

I was going to ask the Minister of the Interior whether or not any action had been taken to expedite the operation of the order in council for the movement of coal from Alberta to Ontario. The railways appear to have taken the position that the charge of $6.75 does not include inter-line haul and switching charges. The matter was referred to the railway commission, but no judgment has been given, and the movement is to that extent being impeded. Can the government do anything in the matter?

Supply-Public Works-Maritimes

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ALBERTA COAL TRANSPORTATION
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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of the Interior):

The order in council was

turned over to the Board of Railway Commissioners for administration. The question which my hon. friend mentions has arisen, and they have asked for a conference with the fuel board on the matter. The discussions are now going on, and I expect that a decision will be arrived at in a day or two.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ALBERTA COAL TRANSPORTATION
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

In the meantime the

movement is impeded.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ALBERTA COAL TRANSPORTATION
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OLD AGE PENSIONS-YUKON


On the orders of the day:


CON

George Black

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GEORGE BLACK (Yukon):

Some

time ago an order of the house was passed for a copy of the agreement between the government of Canada and the administration of the Yukon with respect to old age pensions. When may we expect that agreement to be tabled?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS-YUKON
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LIB

Peter Heenan (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. PETER HEENAN (Minister of .Labour):

I intended to say to my hon. friend, but overlooked it, that I should be glad to show him a copy of the document in my office. The agreement has not yet been completed, and it is not really an agreement until it has been completed. I shall be glad, however, to let the hon. member see it at any time.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS-YUKON
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CON

George Black

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

I understood the

minister to say on a former occasion, when the motion was being considered, that the agreement was complete except for the affixing of the seal of the Yukon, and he agreed to produce it without the seal. It would not take fifteen minutes to make a copy of the agreement. It did not take the minister fifteen minutes to give notice to the press that he had signed it.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS-YUKON
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

A member of parliament is not compelled to run around the departments to see documents.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS-YUKON
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LIB

Peter Heenan (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. HEENAN:

It would not be right for the minister to bring down the document until it is completed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS-YUKON
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

If he can give it to the

newspapers, he can give it to parliament.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS-YUKON
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May 3, 1928