March 7, 1932

CON

Mr. STEWART (Leeds): (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. New post office fittings, lock boxes, etc. Alterations to brickwork, carpentry, plastering, electric wiring and fixtures, terrazzo floor, and painting and decorating.

2. Total cost including superintendence 88,110.85.

3. For interior fittings, Canadian Office & School Furniture Co.; for lockboxes and plates, Rubenstein Bros.; for structural alterations and additional work, F. W. Clow; for additional electric wiring and fixtures, A. Louch.

4. No.

5. Tenders for interior fittings were invited from: Canadian Office & School Furniture Co.; Office Specialty Mfg. Company; Renfrew Wood Products; Interior Hardwood Company. For lock boxes, etc., from: Rubenstein Bros.; Office Specialty Mfg. Company; Robt. Mitchell Company. For structural alterations, painting, etc.: Tenders were invited by a local architect at Brockville; from local contractors. Three tenders were received. The lowest tender in each case was accepted.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BROCKVILLE-PUBLIC BUILDING
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GUELPH, ONT.-POST OFFICE

LIB

Mr. HEPBURN:

Liberal

1. Have tenders been called for the construction of a post office in Guelph?

2. Was anyone authorized to state on or about November 13, 1931, on behalf of the government that a new post office was to be built in Guelph to provide relief for unemployment, and that the closing date for the acceptance of tenders would be December 10, 1931?

3. Was anyone authorized to state on behalf of the government that the actual cost of the post office aside from the value of the land would be from one hundred thousand to one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GUELPH, ONT.-POST OFFICE
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CON

Mr. STEWART (Leeds): (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. The advertisement for tenders was duly published and the closing date for receiving same was December 10, 1931.

3. Twenty tenders were received running from $123,200 to $157,472 using mechanical equipment for excavation work, or $127,150 to $167,622 using hand labour, but no contract has yet been awarded. No one has been authorized to make any statement on behalf of the government in respect to this matter.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GUELPH, ONT.-POST OFFICE
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BAGOTVILLE, QUE., POSTMISTRESS, DISMISSAL

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Is the government aware that Mrs. Levesque, postmistress at Bagotville, Quebec, has been dismissed?

2. If so, were complaints lodged against her?

3. What is the nature of said complaints?

4. What is the name of the person who lodged the complaints?

5. Was an inquiry held previous to the dismissal of Mrs. Levesque?

6. If so, what is the name of the commissioner who held the inquiry?

7. What is the name of the person who replaced Mrs. Levesque?

8. Who recommended said person?

9. Did said person pass the required civil service examinations?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BAGOTVILLE, QUE., POSTMISTRESS, DISMISSAL
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. (a) Political partisanship; (b) Advanced age of postmistress; (c) Inattention to duties; (d) Unsatisfactory location of post office.

4. Neree Pouliot and petition signed by Odina Simard and nine others.

5. Yes.

6. Inquiry conducted by district superintendent, Quebec, into questions of management and location.

7. Neree Pouliot.

8. J. C. Gagne, Chicoutimi.

9. Permanent selection not yet made. The usual procedure required by the Civil Service Commission will be followed in rating candidates for the vacancy.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BAGOTVILLE, QUE., POSTMISTRESS, DISMISSAL
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MILLE VACHES, QUE., POSTMASTER, DISMISSAL

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Is the government aware that Mr. Elmerie Bouliane, postmaster, at Mille Vaches, in the county of Saguenay, was dismissed?

2. Is so, were complaints lodged against him?

3. What was the nature of said complaints?

4. What is the name of the person who made said complaints?

5. Was an inquiry held previous to the dismissal of Mr. Bouliane?

6. If so, what is the name of the commissioner who held the inquiry?

7. What is the name of the person who replaced Mr. Bouliane?

8. Who recommended said person?

9. Did said person pass the civil service examinations?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MILLE VACHES, QUE., POSTMASTER, DISMISSAL
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Unsatisfactory service.

4. Thomas Maher.

5. Yes.

6. Investigation made by district superintendent, Quebec.

Questions

7. Jos. Tremblay (Thaddee).

8. Thomas Maher.

9. No. This position is exempt from the operation of the Civil Service Act.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MILLE VACHES, QUE., POSTMASTER, DISMISSAL
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ST. TITE-DES-CAPS-POSTMASTER

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. What is the name of the postmaster at St. Tite-des-Caps, in the county of Montmorency, who replaced Mr. Alfred Leclerc?

2. Who recommended the new incumbent for said position?

3. Were examinations held under the supervision of the Civil Service Commission?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. TITE-DES-CAPS-POSTMASTER
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Ludger Leblond.

2. Selected by Civil Service Commission.

3. Usual Civil Service Commission procedure was followed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. TITE-DES-CAPS-POSTMASTER
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JOSEPH LEO TREMBLAY

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Is the government aware that Mr. Joseph Leo Tremblay, postmaster, in the parish of Mille-Vaches, in the county of Saguenay, was dismissed?

2. If so, were complaints lodged against him?

3. What is the nature of said complaints?

4. What is the name of the person who made said complaints?

5. Was an inquiry held previous to the dismissal of Mr. Tremblay?

6. If so, what is the name of the commissioner who held the inquiry?

7. What is the name of the person who replaced Mr. Tremblay?

8. Who recommended said person?

9. Did said person pass the civil service examinations ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   JOSEPH LEO TREMBLAY
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Political partisanship.

4. Thomas Maher.

5. Yes.

6. L. P. Cote.

7. Vve. Wilfrid Tremblay-Martin.

8. Thomas Maher.

9. No. This position is exempt from the operation of the Civil Service Act.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   JOSEPH LEO TREMBLAY
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POINTE LEBEL, SAGUENAY, POSTMASTER

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Is the government aware that Mr. Honore Chouinard, postmaster, at Pointe Lebel, in the county of Saguenay, has been dismissed?

2. If so, were complaints lodged against him?

3. What was the nature of said complaints?

4. What is the name of the person who made said complaints?

5. Was an inquiry held previous to the dismissal of Mr. Chouinard?

6. If so, what is the name of the commissioner who held the inquiry?

7. What is the name of the person who replaced Mr. Chouinard?

8. Who recommended said person?

9. Did said person pass the required civil service examinations?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POINTE LEBEL, SAGUENAY, POSTMASTER
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Political partisanship.

4. Thomas Maher.

5. Yes.

6. L. P. Cote of Matane.

7. Henri Granier.

8. Thomas Maher.

9. No. This position is exempt from the operation of the Civil Service Act.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POINTE LEBEL, SAGUENAY, POSTMASTER
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MONTREAL POST OFFICE TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES

March 7, 1932