April 13, 1933 (17th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Albert Joseph Brown

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BROWN:

Yesterday I had a question on the order paper to which the minister gave an answer. There was also a motion passed touching the same subject, with reference to correspondence between the government and the Civil Service Commission. These papers have not yet been brought down and until we get full information I do not see how this matter will be satisfactorily disposed of. Of course, the minister may be able to give us now the information we desire. The question I put on the order paper, with the answer, is as follows:
Board of Grain Commissioners-Solicitor
Mr. Brown:
1. Has a solicitor been appointed for the Board of Grain Commissioners?
2. If so, who is the appointee?
3. On whose recommendation was he appointed?
4. What salary does he receive?
Mr. Stevens:
1. Yes, temporarily.
2. E. L. Taylor.
3. Upon the recommendation of the Board of Grain Commissioners and appointed by the Civil Service Commission.
4. $5,000 per annum less 10 per cent.
I might add another question, as to the time of his appointment. That question hav-
Supply-Trade-Grain Act

ing been answered, I have on the way to the order paper another one: What was the
amount spent by the Board of Grain Commissioners in the way of fees for legal services during each of the five crop years preceding July 31, 1932? Information has come to us that these legal services were being provided for the Board of Grain Commissioners at a comparatively small charge, and now it seems that the government has appointed a solicitor at a salary, according to the answer given me, of $5,000 per annum less ten per cent. Another question I asked, to which I should like fuller information, was: On whose
recommendation was he appointed? The answer was that he was appointed on the recommendation of the Board of Grain Commissioners by the Civil Service Commission. I should like to know whether that is the answer to the question as I intended it to be answered, or whether the Board of Grain Commissioners took the initiative in requesting a solicitor for the work. I wish to know whether, according to statements that have Been made, this officer, Mr. E. L. Taylor, was foisted upon the Board of Grain Commissioners. These are some of the questions we want to have answered.

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