May 2, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver): (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. No extra pay was authorized to be paid to personnel enlisted in, or transferred to Canadian tunnelling companies, and no officer was authorized to make any promise as to extra pay.

Motions for Papers
2. and 3. Answered by No. 1.
4. Personnel mustered as tunnellers in British tunnelling companies in 1915, received certain special inclusive rates of pay, ranging from 6s. Od. to 8s. Id. per day, depending on rank-from Sapper to Sergeant.
Tunnellers' mates received working pay at the rate of Is. Od. per day in addition to the pay of their ranks.
No information as to rates of pay in Australian tunnelling companies is available in the department.
^REPORTED REVOLUTION PROPOSED IN QUEBEC BY FATHER GRAVEL

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OVERSEAS SERVICE OF CANADIAN TUNNELLING COMPANY
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