Mr. A. M. CARMICHAEL (Kindersley):
Mr. Speaker, I have an inquiry to make of the Postmaster General (Mr. Sauve), but as he is not in his place, possibly the Prime Minister (Mr. Bennett) can give me the information I desire. If not, my question can stand as a notice to be answered to-morrow. I have received a letter from the postmaster at Plato, which is in my constituency. This man is paid on a commission basis and because of abnormal conditions the revenue of his post office has decreased over 16 per cent while his own revenue has decreased over 12 per cent. He understands that he will be subject to the ten per cent reduction in addition to the decrease in revenue. My question is: Are
postmasters paid on a commission basis to be subject to the ten per cent reduction as provided in Bill 19 and, if so, will special consideration be given to those who have already received a drastic cut in their revenues?
Subtopic: APPLICATION OF TEN PER CENT DEDUCTION TO POSTMASTERS PAID BY COMMISSION