April 6, 1957 (22nd Parliament, 5th Session)


John Angus MacLean

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacLean:

Mr. Chairman, I wonder if the minister could make some further statement as to what progress is being made as the result of recommendations to the department with regard to a general increase in the remuneration to rural mail couriers. This is something in which many members are especially interested, particularly those who come from rural ridings, because we are all aware that the rural mail couriers work under most difficult conditions in some cases. They perform a vitally important service, and quite often put up with conditions which do not exist as far as many public servants are concerned. They are men who certainly receive and deserve the appreciation of the people they serve and I wonder if the minister could say what formula, if any, has been arrived at in order to increase the remuneration of the rural couriers generally.

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