May 26, 1919 (13th Parliament, 2nd Session)

UNION

Charles Colquhoun Ballantyne (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Unionist

Mr. BALLANTYNE:

The object of this Bill is to enable the harbour master for the port of Halifax to receive a greater remuneration than he is receiving at the present time, namely $1,800 per year. His salary is paid him according to the fees that he can collect from vessels entering the harbour. This Bill provides that he may receive a larger remuneration than $1,800 a year but not more than a maximum of $3,000. The old Act was passed in 1885. When we consider the high cost of living to-day and the fact that the harbour master has to pay boat hire, I am sure hon. members will agree that $1,800 is not a sufficient remuneration for him especially in view of the fact that at other large ports the harbour masters are receiving as high as $5,000 a year. The object of this Bill is to enable the harbour master to increase the salary he is now drawing and also to increase the fees levied against ships.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS.
Subtopic:   HALIFAX HARBOUR MASTER.
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