February 25, 1937

CON

Harry James Barber

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARBER:

I should like to inquire about the trans-Canada mail, from the east to Vancouver. Are the contracts held by both railways or by one of them? For instance, are the mails to Vancouver connecting with the boat service handled by both railways? I know the Canadian National Railways, which pass through a large section of my constituency, carry no mails. The result is that the mail goes to Vancouver and then back up through some other service, perhaps by way of an electric railway or some other means. If the contracts are held by one road, for how many years has that been the condition?

Supply-Post Office

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

The rates

are set by order in council. There is no definite term in the contract.

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CON

Harry James Barber

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARBER:

No term in the contract?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

No; each railway is utilized to the extent the department thinks it can best be utilized to the advantage of the service.

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CON

Harry James Barber

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARBER:

I understand that for a

number of years the mails have been carried over one road.

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

In some cases that is true.

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CON

Harry James Barber

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARBER:

The other road, the junior one, has not had the opportunity to carry them.

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

That is true in regard to some of the services.

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CON

Harry James Barber

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARBER:

And that will be continued, I suppose?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

Well, it is

hard to say what may happen.

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CON

William Allen Walsh

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WALSH:

I do not wish unnecessarily to delay the passage of the item. I believe the district of Montreal has been fairly well treated by the Post Office Department. Outside the occasional instance of a dog biting a postman, and some other minor incidents, we have fairly good service. However, there is one point I should like to bring to the attention of the minister. I have before me a file almost a quarter of an inch thick detailing my effort to secure a post office box on the corner of Grey and Western avenues in Notre Dame de Grace in the district of Mount Royal. I believe delay is being caused through the inaction of the postal authorities in Montreal. I bring the matter to the attention of the Postmaster General so that he may stir them up to a little quicker action, and have the box placed in the location I have indicated for the convenience of the public living in the immediate vicinity. I hope the minister will give the matter some consideration, and ascertain where the delay has been occasioned. If instructions have been given for the placing of the box, so much the better.

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

I shall have the matter looked into. I cannot say I have given personal attention to it, but I am strongly of the impression that possibly something can be done.

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LIB

William Michael Ryan

Liberal

Mr. RYAN:

Is the department contemplating air mail service between Saint John and

Halifax? I ask this because the present train service is inadequate and an opportunity is being offered to establish a service by air.

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

This matter would be considered in connection with the genera] air mail service, but no decision has been arrived at.

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LIB

William Michael Ryan

Liberal

Mr. RYAN:

I would like the Postmaster Genera] to consider this matter apart from the general scheme as this is something which is very urgent. It is possible to have such a service established at no great cost and I would appreciate if the minister would give this matter special consideration. The ordinary service has been cut down and the merchants are suffering great hardships. I know the board of trade and other organizations have been pressing this matter, and I ask the minister to give it special consideration.

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

It has been discussed by the gentleman who is in charge' of the air service down there and is receiving consideration.

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LIB

John Ewen Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Is it the intention to establish an air mail service between Charlottetown and points in New Brunswick?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

I understand there is a service between Moncton and Charlottetown.

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LIB

John Ewen Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Will that be continued?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

I hope so.

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February 25, 1937