August 31, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)


George Green Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)


I did give a
*brief explanation of this item; my hon. friend was not here. The additional amount of $75,000 is to give the 400 odd employees of this branch of my department a reasonable increase of salary. Every department of Government has given similar increases, which have been voted by the House on the ground that the cost of living has gone up and that such increases are, therefore, justified.

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