The hon. member knows that this is often the practice. The Laurent contract is renewable at the minister's good pleasure; I think it is a fair one and that Mr. Laurent has greatly improved that service; and, thereby proved a saving to the department. For instance, in the changes connected with our garage, at Montreal, we saved more than S6,000.
It is not an insinuation, but an advice which I am giving to the Prime Minister. If he wishes to look into the matter, he can verify the facts in the files of the Montreal Court House. And should he not wish to go there, he had best send a judge or lawyer and he will be given all the details. As I am not allowed
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[DOT]to question the hon. Postmaster General, I shall drop the matter.
I request the hon. member for Temiscouata to further explain and not leave the house under the impression of his insinuation. Does the hon. member contend that Mr. Laurent is involved in certain court cases which renders him unworthy of occupying a position in the department, and, thereby, unworthy of having a contract? I wish to know.
Mr. POUI/IOT (Translation): I stated what I had to say. It is my turn to leave matters take their course.