Mr. R. L. BORDEN (Halifax).
Before the Orders of the day are called, I would like to bring to the attention of the government a telegram which I received late on Friday afternoon. It is as follows :
Fort Frances, Ont., July 16.
R. L. Borden,
Canadian Northern has daily passenger trains east and west. Spite this, mail for Rainy River valley comes by freight and is practically suspended. People are using American mail, express boats to Rat Portage, and any available means to forward mail out, but have had only one mail in for past seven days. Business is paralyzed, and we can get no relief from Post Office Department. If this is economy, it means at a ruinous cost to a growing and ambitious district. Please help us.
W. J. KEATING, Mayor.
I know nothing of the circumstances, and the only course open to me was to bring this matter to the attention of the government at the earliest possible moment.