July 15, 1908

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William Humphrey Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT.

Will there be an office there for the staff?

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John Waterhouse Daniel

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DANIEL.

Who is to occupy the position of additional post office inspector for New Brunswick?

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Rodolphe Lemieux (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX.

That is a matter of promotion, and we have not yet decided, but will in a few days.

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John Waterhouse Daniel

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DANIEL.

Has the hon. gentleman filled the place of the late Mr. Ryan?

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Rodolphe Lemieux (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX.

We shall in a few days. Mr. Gross, the senior officer, and an old and faithful employee, will be given the appointment.

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Mr. J. D.@

ItEID. I thought I saw that Mr. Hawken is going to be superannuated.

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Rodolphe Lemieux (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX.

Yes ; he was appointed before confederation, and has on many occasions applied for superannuation, tie has done very faithful service, but of late the office has been rather in want of a younger man.

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George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

I have a letter from a constituent of mine who is a mail carrier and has not received justice at the hands of the department. I refer to Mr. Gibbons, who has a claim some three years old. He had a mail contract and he went to Clifton, some ten or fourteen miles further than his contract called for. He sent in a claim for something over $100 and the department offered him $28, which he indignantly refused.

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I urged his claim on my hon. colleague's predecessor very strongly some time ago.

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George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

This matter has been before the department some time. I am afraid the Minister of Public Works could not have urged it with his usual vigour, or it would have been paid long ago.

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George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

I am satisfied that if the facts were put before the Postmaster General he would recognize the justice of the claim. A department with a constantly inci'easlng surplus does not want to get services for nothing.

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Rodolphe Lemieux (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX.

If my hon. friend will send in this claim I shall give it every consideration.

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William D. Staples

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STAPLES.

What progress is the hon. minister making towards the establishment of a post office at St. Charles? The people are extremely anxious to have one, and write me frequently about it.

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Rodolphe Lemieux (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX.

Some weeks ago I established a post office at the request of the people of the locality, selecting what I thought the best site, near the church. But I have received a complaint from some petitioners who say that this is not the proper site. There is a difference of

opinion among the people on this point. I have written to the inspector, Mr. McLeod, at Winnipeg, asking him to make a choice of a site.

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Rodolphe Lemieux (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX.

Yes, he will make the selection.

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George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

I have found the letter of which I was speaking. The writer says :

They made me carry the daily for a month from Clifton, also the Long's cove bag for a time. And about three years ago the inspector had a bill made for me of $111.43.

The inspector is Mr. Colter, of St. John.

I was not quite satisfied and wanted $124, and sent this bill to the Deputy Postmaster General, but have heard nothing of it since.

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Rodolphe Lemieux (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX.

Perhaps this was sent at a time when the Deputy Postmaster General was away. He was absent on leave for four months. I will see that the papers are brought before me and that justice !s done.

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July 15, 1908