Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX:
I wish to ask the Postmaster General in regard to the Toronto Postal Gude, which is issued every week, or every month. I quote from a letter which I received from a correspondent who is known to my hon. friend:
I enclose you a copy of the Monthly Postal Guide for this city issued by the Post Office. You will see that they have now discontinued giving the dates of the sailings of the New York ships. I had my clerks inquire at the post office today as to the New York sailings. He was told that they had no information on the subject and he could no doubt get it from the steamship agencies.
I do not intend to raise a debate on this question, but I would ask my hon. friend, will he not see to it that the Postal Guide wil] give the dates of sailings of New York steamers. I understand the department favours the Canadian route, which is natural. At the same time, any Canadian correspondent may route his letters via New York, and if the Postal Guide gave the dates of sailings it would be a material help in many cases.