Hon. Eric W. Kierans (Postmaster General):
In so far as the Post Office Department is concerned: 1. No.
2. Traditionally, Parliament has sanctioned special rates of postage for newspapers and periodicals to encourage the development and growth of the Canadian publishing industry. These postage rates, to the extent that they do not cover the costs of postal handling and distribution, represent a subvention provided these publications.
Subtopic: RICHMOND, QUE.-NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION