June 1, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Harry James Barber

Conservative (1867-1942)


I have in mind the lower
Fraser valley. The mails have been carried by the Canadian Pacific on the north side of the river for many years, perhaps since mail cars first commenced to run. But from places situated on the Canadian National on the south side of the river the mails at present go to Vancouver via Canadian Pacific and then come back by the British Columbia Electric to points in the Fraser valley, which means that although there is a train on the Canadian National coming in at 7 a.m. which

Supply-Post Office
could deliver our mail, we do not receive it until noon. And there is the same delay with outgoing mails; they go to Vancouver or a point near Vancouver and are taken across and placed on the Canadian Pacific. The minister mentioned baggage car service. I think that district could be well served with a baggage car service between. Kamloops and New Westminster. It is a service which we very much desire. It has been discussed from time to time, connecting with the Canadian Pacific from Rosedale to Agassiz. If this could be arranged, to give us a baggage car from those points at any rate,, it would solve the problem. I am speaking of one of the largest settlements, which is served by several rural routes, that is (he Chilliwack area on the Canadian National.

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