(a) Total route miles operated by bus companies in 1941: Ontario, 7,587; Quebec, 8,725.
(b) Estimated bus miles per year saved by curtailments and abandonments to date July 1, 1942: Ontario, 2,527,402; Quebec, 1,769,962.
The above figures are exclusive of city curtailment because the service in most cases parallels street car lines, and because the problem is met by modification rather than abandonment. *
In order to answer in detail the above question it would be necessary to require complete statistics from 125 bus operating companies in each province, the great majority of these having multiple routes.
1. The wartime prices and trade board consists of twelve members, all of whom are civil servants or officers of government agencies. Two members of the board are senior officers of the Department of Agriculture.
2. Advisory committees representative of various branches of agriculture have already been appointed. Others are being selected and will be announced in the near future.
Topic: WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-INTERESTS OF FARMERS
Due to the increased cost of living since September, 1939, has the government or Post Office Department given consideration to, (a) the matter of increasing salary of postmasters; (b) granting to postmasters a cost-of-living bonus?
Subtopic: SALARIES AND COST-OF-LIVING BONUS
Due to the increased cost of living and operating expenses since September, 1939, has the government or the Post Office Department given consideration to, (a) the matter of increasing the amount paid to mail couriers (apart from the 5 per cent increase to take care of increase in price of gasoliue) who have been awarded mail contracts prior to first 5 per cent increase in cost of living and subsequent 5 per cent increases: (b) the matter of paying a cost-of-living bonus to mail couriers?
Topic: RURAL MAIL SERVICE-REMUNERATION AND COST-OF-LIVING BONUS