March 11, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)

IND

Frédéric Dorion

Independent

Mr. DORION:

I am about to do so, Mr. Speaker, but I submit that on a question of privilege we are entitled to explain why we raise the question. The section to which I refer reads:
Postmasters should be careful to postmark distinctly all letters, registered or ordinary, posted or received at their offices, and to effectually cancel all stamps thereon.
As the envelopes we received did not bear any postmark as required by the rules, we cannot identify the post office they were mailed at or where they came from.
It is stated in that newspaper that it was published in Montreal, but we cannot ascertain where it was mailed.
My point of privilege, Mr. Speaker, is that our mail boxes are not rubbish cans and that they should be used only in accordance with the post office regulations.

Topic:   POST OFFICE-DISTRIBUTION OF COMMUNIST NEWSPAPER
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