Mr. J. P. MOLLOY (Provencher):
would call the attention of the Government to this telegram which I received yesterday:
Winnipeg, Man., 1st Aug., 1917.
J. P. Molloy, M.P.,
On behalf of the Manitoba Railway Mail Clerks' Association, we beg to draw to your attention the fact that we are almost the only public or private servants that have not had a salary increase to meet the higher cost of living. Post Office Bill 147 of 1914 was thrown out by the Senate owing to contentious clauses having nothing to do with our increase. Other departments received this increase. A recent deputation to the department begged that this Bill be reintroduced and made retroactive. Your influence would be highly appreciated.
(Sgd.) R. A. Borland,
Is it the intention of the Government to grant an increase at the present session?