As soon as the consolidated school Is established at Hazelbrook, we understand it is the intention of the government to inaugurate a rural mail delivery service in that part of Prince Ed->
ward Island. Mr. D. A. MacKinnon, M.P., brought this matter to the notice of the department and suggested that the mails could he carried by the same vans to the houses, when conveying the pupils to and from school. In this way the service could be performed very economically and satisfactorily. Thus a rural mail delivery will have Its initial movement in this province. In the event of its proving a success the system could be extended to other parts of the country.
I desire to ask the bon., Minister if there is any truth in, that statement, and, if, while he is considering the question of mail delivery in Prince Edward Island, he will establish mail delivery in the city of Charlottetown, the town of Summerside and other urban centres, instead of commencing in a rural district.