July 25, 1942 (19th Parliament, 3rd Session)

PC

Alfred Henry Bence

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BENCE:

No. The man who was
appointed was not a returned man. I think I am fair in saying that there was no returned man who was sufficiently qualified to take over the job. There was one man whom the Canadian Legion and the various veterans' organizations recommended, but he did not have sufficient educational qualifications to assume the post. The man who actually got it was William Hargarten, sixty-one years of age. That was his age when he received the appointment, and I was going to ask the Postmaster General a question about that, because I understood that the appointee had to be sixty or under to obtain the position. At any rate, I understand that that was the rule at one time.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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