Are not all these other gentlemen equally able, zealous and industrious ? Surely it is not because he is a stenographer and typewriter that he is entitled to promotion over his seniors ? I am sure that shorthand writers can be procured at less salaries than $1,900. It cannot be said that these other gentlemen were not equally zealous in the public service and
have not equallly at heart the interests of the service. If it is the rule that length of service and merit are not to count, but that the minister may bring in an outsider and place him over the heads of all the others, it is well that all civil servants should know it.
Subtopic: REPORT OF AUDITORS UPON THE FINANCIAL AFFAIRS OF THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT.