For a copy of all letters, correspondence, tenders, contracts, vouchers and payments made by the government or any member thereof, and any person, firm or corporation, in connection with repairs or improvements to the armoury in Port Arthur since January 1, 1928.
For a copy of all agreements, contracts or releases thereof, entered into between the Minister iif Mines or any department or officer of the government and Peat Fuels Limited; also a copy of all correspondence between the right honourable the Prime Minister, the honourable the Minister of Mines or any department of the government and Peat Fuels Limited, or any officer or employee of that corporation.
the hon. gentleman that we are quite willing to bring down the correspondence between the Prime Minister or the Minister of the Interior with Peat Fuels Limited, but it includes a great deal that is not relevant to the question. Subject to that understanding, I will bring down the correspondence.
On the motion:
For a return showing the names, positions occupied and salaries received of all persons employed in the several departments of the public service without certificates from the Civil Service Commission during each of the past five years.
Leeds (Mr. Stewart) asked for correspondence in connection with the ruling of the Department of Justice. I may say that no communication was had between the Department of Justice and my own department. I am now submitting the ruling which was given in 1919 at the request of the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, and in 1922 at the instance of the Civil Service Commission. I am laying the paper on the table as I got it from them.
Then the hon. gentleman referred to the number of postmasters dismissed from October 1, 1926 to February 1. 1928, and asked how many of these were appointees of the Civil Service Commission. I lay this information on the table for the hon. member's use. The hon. member for Toronto South (Mr. Geary) has stated in regard to the return on the Picton case that ihe file is not complete and referred to four affidavits by Edward Sprague, Robert Purtelle, Hiram Ellis and Durward Cole, and intimated that there was correspondence transmitting these affidavits which had been omitted from the return. In this connection I wish to inform the hon. gentleman that there was no correspondence accompanying those affidavits. They were personally handed to my secretary by Mr. Charles Hanna of Belleville.
Subtopic: POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
Sub-subtopic: PAPERS RELATING TO DISMISSALS OF POSTMASTERS