November 30, 1951 (21st Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

The house can be kept going, as has been evidenced in the past, but generally the house takes more time on more important bills. I am not saying, of course, that this is not important; but it is not one of those major bills that imply a change of policy on the part of the government which would affect the lives of thousands of citizens. Experience has shown that perhaps it would
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Dominion Elections Act be a good thing if we had the power to extend the term of office of the chairman and the commissioners of the civil service commission, which in my opinion is doing very good work. We can keep it up until 6.15.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING TENURE OF OFFICE AND SALARIES OF COMMISSIONERS
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