June 27, 1904 (9th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

I have no knowledge of the history of the office. A responsible firm of lawyers sent in a number of statutory declarations charging this postmaster with certain offences. They charged him with having been a political partisan in the last Dominion election, with having delayed delivering a registered letter, and with having withheld a letter concerning an election in which he was interested. Although to delay the delivery of a registered letter is a serious matter, I would not in this case have condemned the postmaster for that offence, as it might have been due to a mistake. But as regards the letter sent to Mr. Timmerman, here was a case in which the postmaster himself was interested. He was a candidate for the reeveship, and there was a man named Timmerman whom it was desired to get to Wilton.

Topic:   SUPPLY-RESIGNATION OP THE AUDITOR GENERAL.
Subtopic:   THOMAS PREST.
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