George Green FOSTER

FOSTER, The Hon. George Green, K.C., B.C.L.

Parliamentary Career

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June 4, 1921

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

The Editorial

Committee had no more to do with that than my hon. friend.

Topic:   SUPPLY-DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. . 4554 COMMONS
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June 4, 1921

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

The amendment consists of an addition to section 5 to this effect:

The privileges set forth in this section, in so far as regards payment of fees on patents already obtained and lapsed by reason of nonpayment of such fees are hereby granted only in favour of nationals and residents of Canada, but the Governor in Council may extend the same favour to citizens or subjects of all countries which have extended, or which now extend, or which within the period of six months from the passage of this Act shall extend substantially reciprocal privileges to citizens and nationals of Canada.

The Minister of Justice and the Commissioner of Patents have agreed to this amendment and I now propose that it be accepted.

Topic:   PATENT ACT AMENDMENT
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June 4, 1921

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

He was there in spirit.

Topic:   SUPPLY-DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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June 4, 1921

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

If my hon.

friend will allow me, it is the Printing Committee, and not the Editorial Committee, that controls that.

Topic:   SUPPLY-DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. . 4554 COMMONS
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June 4, 1921

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

There was a

contract with Griffenhagen and Company that could be determined on two months' notice. That notice was given and the contract expired on April 3, last, and' there has been no contract with them since. The preliminary work which had been done up to that time in conjunction with the authorities of the two departments, Customs and Inland Revenue, and the Post Office, and which was of a very extensive character, laid the foundation for a system of reorganization, and it was absolutely necessary, if that work was to be carried to its fulfilment in these two departments, that the services of some of the men who had laid the plans in co-operation with the department and the sub-committee on reorganization, should be retained. The Government, therefore, has arranged for the services of individuals of the firm of Griffenhagen, and it is their services which are being engaged at the present time. After having given the matter the most careful consideration I cannot see that we can do anything but retain some of these gentlemen.

Topic:   SUPPLY-DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. . 4554 COMMONS
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