February 2, 1937

CCF

Abraham Albert Heaps

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. HEAPS:

In this connection I suggest that the minister bring down the return to the question asked him a few weeks ago and passed by the house. A request was made for the tabling of correspondence relating to changes made in the regulations of the department respecting hours and conditions of labour during the past year. When may we expect that correspondence?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

The great

volume of it is ready now, but it is not complete. I expect to be able to table the report within a short time.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

A great volume is ready but the small volume is not.

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

A considerable volume still remains.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

The minister said that

three positions had been abolished. What were they?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

One was

superintendent of mail contracts, S6,000; one principal clerk, $2,400; one packer and helper, $1,200, or a total of $9,600.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Who were the incumbents?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

Mr. Anderson was the superintendent of mail contracts.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

That position was vacant; he had been superannuated.

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

Yes; it was

joined with the air mail office and the position was abolished.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Who has taken on the

responsibilities of the mail contract service?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

Mr. Herring

is performing them at the present time.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

What is his title?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

Chief superintendent of air and land mail services.

Supply-Post Office

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CON

Grote Stirling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STIRLING:

This covers superintendent of air and land mail services. Will the minister give us some information with regard to what air mail services there are now in Canada?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

That also

comes under item 275. I have a full list of them and I could give them now, but perhaps it would be better to give them under item 275.

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CON

Gordon Graydon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GRAYDON:

What are the duties of the director of public relations of the Post Office Department?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

Largely publicity, to endeavour to keep track of matters that are taking place in the various branches of the department and to give information concerning them from time to time. These duties are carried out with the fourfold object: increasing revenue; obtaining the cooperation of the mailing public; maintaining supervision over the various branches with the idea of creating an esprit de corps among the different branches, and the creating of good will.

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LIB

Gordon Benjamin Isnor

Liberal

Mr. ISNOR:

Is the department carrying out an accounting system of its own showing complete revenue and complete disbursements as applied to the Post Office Department?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

We have an accounting system that keeps track of the business in the department and that is under the supervision of the financial superintendent and for expenditure under the comptroller of the treasury.

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February 2, 1937