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


Henry Herbert Stevens (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)


I am happy to be able
to give an answer to practically all that the hon. member has asked. The appointment *of a solicitor to the board, in the position occupied by Mr. Taylor, originated I believe in a recommendation by the Brown commission that someone should be appointed as legal adviser to the assistant commissioners, who later were appointed, and to help, if required, any complainant to get his case before the board in proper order. Mr. Taylor has been acting as legal adviser to the various assistant commissioners who are located, as my hon. friend no doubt knows, in Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg. He gives legal advice constantly on the innumerable matters that arise in connection with the administration of this board's business, which is very extensive and intricate-particularly intricate in view of the amendments of 1929 and 1930 and the adjustments which became necessary. Constantly questions are coming up regarding licences, insurance, and so forth. In addition to that, Mr. Taylor is at the disposal of applicants before the board for adjustment of various matters which they complain about, and he also renders assistance to them.

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