1. Has the Escuminac East post office, county of Bonaventure, Quebec, been closed, and for what reason?
2. Has the mail contract held by A. W. Richardson for that office, been cancelled, and is it the intention of the Post Office Department to give the contractor three months' salary in compensation for the cancelling of his contract?
3. On whose recommendation were these changes made?
4. Were any complaints made against this office, and what was their nature?
5. Has any application been received to reopen an office in that district, and from whom?
1. What was the total amount of money expended last year in order to repair, improve and maintain the various highways, roads and bridges, within the limits of the Indian reserves in the county of Saguenay and on the north shore of the river St. Lawrence?
2. Where were the said moneys expended, and what amount in each case has been so expended?
3. Is it the intention of the government to expend some money this year for the same purposes?
4. Where will the said moneys be expended?
5. How much in each place?
Topic: SAGUENAY AND NORTH SHORE INDIAN RESERVES -HIGHWAYS
4. No. The only returned soldier candidate was a resident of the mainland, and as there were a number of fully qualified men resident on the island, the Civil Service Commissioners were of the opinion that preference in appointment should go to one of these.
Topic: PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT-DREDGING PROGRAM, QUEBEC
2. One lightkeeper was dismissed for neglect of duty; two lightkeepers were dismissed for political partisanship.
3. Complaints of neglect of duty were made against one lightkeeper; charges of political partisanship were preferred against two light-keepers.
4. Complaints of neglect of duty were made by: D. G. Burgess, Thomas Grant, Georges Methot, Damas Gagnon, Joseph Methot. Charges of political partisanship were made by: Francis Gauthier, Sylvio Desbiens, Gerard Pare, Wellie Simard, J. A. Gilbert, Someon Ratte, Adrien Ratte, Charles Desbiens, Albert Giroux.
5 and 6. Thomas Grant, lightkeeper, Long Point of Mingan, recommended by Thomas Maher; Albert DeBlois, lightkeeper, Ste. Anne de Beaupre front light, recommended by Thomas Maher; Gaudiose Pare, lightkeeper, Ste. Anne de Beaupre back light, recommended by Thomas Maher.
7. The appointments are not subject to the Civil Service Act.
Topic: CHARLEVOIX, MONTMORENCY AND SAGUENAY- LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS
1. What is the program which the government intends to carry out during the summer and fall of 1931, in connection with the reconstruction of the telegraph line on the north shore of the St. Lawrence river, from Chute-aux-Outardes eastward?
2. When will these works start?
3. Who will be in charge of these works, under the direction of the Department of Public Works at Ottawa and Quebec?
4. Who are the superintendents appointed to supervise said works in the various sections of the line where these reconstruction works are to be done?
5. By whom were they recommended?
Topic: TELEGRAPH LINE CHUTE-AUX-0TJTARDES EASTWARD