Hon. R. LEMIEUX (Postmaster General) :
2. There is no substantial difference. What axe known as Dominion Government Savings Banks are the remains of an old system which began in some provinces prior to confederation. This system is being gradually abolished. Whenever vacancies occur in the management of Dominion Government Savings Banks through death, resignation or other cause, the business is transferred to the Post Office Department, it being the policy of the government that the whole savings system be managed by that department. Since the 1st June, 1888, thirty-two agencies of the Dominion Government Savings Bank have been abolished and the business transferred to the Post Office Department.
3. Post Office Savings Bank-28th February, 1909, $44,447,567.21. Dominion Government Savings Bank-31st March, 1909, $14,748,436.12.
4. The figures referred to include all salaries at head office, commissions to postmasters, and cost of printing and stationery.
Subtopic: POST OFFICE AND DOMINION GOVERNMENT SAVINGS BANKS.