I have before me a circular letter from MacKinnon which is written both in French and English. I shall now read it in both languages:
Assemblee de 1'Association des courriere ruraux Richmond, Que., 22 decembre 1931. M. W. Provencher,
R.R. I. Bromptonville, Que. _
Une assemblee de l'Association des Courriers ruraux du comte sera tenue, a Richmond, a l'ho-tal-de-ville, mardi soir, le 22 decembre, a 8 heu-res. p.m. .
Votre devoue depute a Ottawa, M. Franqois-Joseph Lafleche, sera present et adressera la parole. Tous les courriers ruraux et entrepreneurs de malles, soit de bureau de poste a bureau de poste, ou de gare au bureau de poste, sont ins-tamment pries d'assister a cette assemblee^ ou Ton discutera de questions eoncernant l'amelio-ration de la situation des courriers ruraux. Qu'on soit present a tout prix!
Garfield MacKinnon, Secretaire de TAssociation des Courriers Ruraux Canadiens.
Mail Contractors Association Meeting Richmond, Que., December 22, 1931.
An Association meeting of all the Mail Contractors for the County will be held in Richmond, in the Town Hall, on Tuesday evening, December 22nd, at eight o'clock.
Your Worthy Representative, and member of Parliament, Mr. Francois Joseph Lafleche, will be present and address the meeting.
All the Rural mail contractors, and The Post Office to Post Office mail contractors, and the Post Office to Railway Station Mail Contractors, are urgently requested to attend the meeting as matters of great benefit to the mail contractors will be discussed.
Kindly arrange to attend this meeting without fail. _
Yours very faithfully,
Garfield MacKinnon, Secretary,
Canadian Mail Contractors Association.
P.S.-If there are former contractors of recent time in your locality, kindly invite them to attend meeting also.
This meeting was held. Garfield MacKinnon delivered a speech and the hon. member for Richmond-Wolfe also spoke at the meeting.
It is to the effect that the hon. member for Richmond-Wolfe had spoken at the meeting and had said that the hon. the Postmaster General and the hon. the Minister of Justice were in favour of an allowance to mail'contractors of $70 a mile.