January 24, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)


Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture) : (Minister of Agriculture)


1. $5,000.
2. (a). By the present agreement the company has reduced its former rates on messages from points on Prince Edward Island io the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario, from 50 cents for 10 words, with free address, and 3 cents for each additional word, to 30 cents for 10 words, with free address, and 2 cents for each additional word. A proportionate ieduction is to be made for press messages.
(b) . Rates to Manitoba, Northwest Territories, British Columbia and United States of North America are also reduced from 50 cents and 3 cents to 25 and 2 cents, to which the rates of connecting lines must be added
(c) . There are no night rates between points in eastern and central Canada, but connecting lines allow night rates to northwestern Canada and the United States.
-(d). Under the new agreement an allnight service is given at Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Sackville, N.B., and an extended service at Summerside, which places had formerly been deprived of such privileges ; the Sunday service has also been made similar to that prevailing in Western Union offices in the maritime provinces.
3. The present agreement is binding for a period of five years.

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