April 20, 1914

APPOINTMENT OF MESSENGER.


Mr. SPEAKER informed the House that he had directed the Clerk of the House to lay upon the table his recommendation and the report to the clerk in connection with the proposed appointment of Mr. Herbert D. Throop as a permanent messenger in the Library of Parliament.


PRIVATE BILL.

FIRST READING.


Bill No. 155, for the relief of Bertha Hetu.-Mr. Oliver.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CAMPERVILLE AND WINNIPEGOSIS MAIL SERVICE.

LIB

Mr. CRUISE:

Liberal

1. What is the name of the contractor for carrying the mails between Camperville and Winnipegosis, Manitoba?

2. When was the contract let and at what rate per year?

3. Were tenders called for? If so, what are the names of the tenderers and the amount of each tender?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CAMPERVILLE AND WINNIPEGOSIS MAIL SERVICE.
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CON

Louis-Philippe Pelletier (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PELLETIER:

1 and 2. M. Delaronde has been performing the service temporarily since the first of January last at $520 per annum.

3. Tenders were invited for a permanent contract and the lowest tender has been accepted. The names of the tenderers and the amounts will be given when the contract has been signed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CAMPERVILLE AND WINNIPEGOSIS MAIL SERVICE.
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NORTH RIVERSIDE POSTMASTER.

LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Liberal

1. Has any request been made to the Postmaster General ashing for the dismissal of Charles McPherson, postmaster at North Riverside, Guysborough county, N.S.?

2. If so, who made the request?

3. Has an investigation been granted?

4. Will an investigation be granted?

5. If any complaint has been made against this postmaster, what is such complaint?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NORTH RIVERSIDE POSTMASTER.
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CON

Louis-Philippe Pelletier (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PELLETIER:

It was represented to the department that the postmaster had been appointed by the late Administration, after its defeat at the general election, and another person was recommended for the office. It was found, on inquiry, that the facts were as stated, and [DOT] the postmaster's appointment was, therefore, cancelled, and a new appointment made to the postmastership.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NORTH RIVERSIDE POSTMASTER.
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GRANTON AND ABERCROMBIE RURAL MAIL SERVICE.

CON

Mr. MACDONALD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has a petition been received for a rural mail delivery route from New Glasgow through Granton and Abercrombie, Pictou county?

2. If so, has it been granted?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRANTON AND ABERCROMBIE RURAL MAIL SERVICE.
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CON

Mr. PELLETIER: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. The matter is now under inquiry and until such is completed and the inspector's report is received, the department cannot say whether or not the petition will be granted.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRANTON AND ABERCROMBIE RURAL MAIL SERVICE.
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HAGERSVILLE POSTMASTER.


*Mr. LEMIEUX. 1. Has the attention of the Postmaster General been called to the fact that the postmaster at Hagersville is said to be carrying on the business of the Regal Gas Company in the same room as the post Office? 2. If so, what action has been taken?


CON

Mr. PELLETIER: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Attention was called to the fact that the office of the Regal Natural Gas Company was located in the rear of the Hagersville post office, and the matter having been referred to the post office inspector, it has been ascertained that the business of the Gas Company is carried on, as stated, in the

rear of the post office, but that no postal business is conducted over the counter which is used for the Gas Company s business, nor is the Gas Company s business transacted through the post office wicket or the money order wicket of the post office; that a partition at one time between the postmaster's private office and the pool office proper was taken out some years ago in order to make more standing room in the outside lobby of the office. With reference to the postmaster conducting the business of the Regal Gas Company at his office, the inspector cannot find that the business of the post office is in any way interfered with, and the inspector points out that many postmasters are in the habit of conducting private business in their offices and that this is not objected to so long as the post . ffioe business is not interfered with.

2. In view of this report the department decided to take no action in the matter.

railway freight rates.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HAGERSVILLE POSTMASTER.
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LIB

*Mr. LEMIEUX:

Liberal

1. Has an application been made by the railway companies for each to appeal, before the Governor in Council, the recent decision rendered by the Railway Commission concerning freight rates?

2. Is it the Intention of the Government to grant leave for this appeal?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HAGERSVILLE POSTMASTER.
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April 20, 1914