June 7, 1904 (9th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

No, my hon. friend (Mr. Sproule) is wrong ; the special vote simply wiped out the accumulations of deficits which had accumulated in previous years. The accounts of the Post Office Department showed from year to year certain deficits, and these are the figures that I have quoted; but over and above that there were found these accumulations of arrearages, debts due by the post office which had not been dealt with, and my hon. friend the Postmaster General took a special vote to wipe these out and start afresh.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   DETAILS OF REVENUE.
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