1. Mr. Jean Gauthier was removed from the postmastership of Metabetchouan in October, 1902. The office had for some time been very badly managed and had on several occasions been the subject of official inquiry and report. No improvement being shown in the management, it was found necessary in the public interest, to make a change in the postmastership.
2. As stated, in answer to No. 1, the change was made after official investigation, as a result of repeated complaints made to the department in regard to the unsatisfactory management of the office. Complaints were preferred by the following individuals: Mr. George Perron, Mr. Joseph Dore, Mr. Wilfrid Cote, Mr. Edouard Montminy, Mr. C. P. Renauld, Mr. S. Bouchard, Mr. W. Ratte, Mr. J. Couture, Mr. J. Desmeules.
INDIAN AGENT AT POINTE BLEUE. Mr. GIRARD:
1. Has a person named W. Donohue, Indian agent on the Pointe Bleue reserve, been removed? If so, in what year and why?
2. Who are the persons who asked for this action of the minister?
Subtopic: METABETCHOUAN POSTMASTER