William MULOCK

MULOCK, The Right Hon. Sir William, P.C., B.A., M.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
York North (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 19, 1843
Deceased Date
October 1, 1944
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Mulock
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3fbbf99b-cf52-4821-bdc6-2ec9565a294a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

June 20, 1882 - January 15, 1887
LIB
  York North (Ontario)
February 22, 1887 - February 3, 1891
LIB
  York North (Ontario)
March 5, 1891 - April 24, 1896
LIB
  York North (Ontario)
June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  York North (Ontario)
  • Postmaster General (July 13, 1896 - October 15, 1905)
  • Minister of Labour (January 1, 1900 - October 15, 1905)
July 30, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  York North (Ontario)
  • Postmaster General (July 13, 1896 - October 15, 1905)
  • Minister of Labour (January 1, 1900 - October 15, 1905)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  York North (Ontario)
  • Postmaster General (July 13, 1896 - October 15, 1905)
  • Minister of Labour (January 1, 1900 - October 15, 1905)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  York North (Ontario)
  • Postmaster General (July 13, 1896 - October 15, 1905)
  • Minister of Labour (January 1, 1900 - October 15, 1905)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 356 of 356)


February 26, 1901

Mr. MULOGK.

I assert here as a matter of fact that the postmaster to whom I refer had hundreds of dollars put up on the result in a particular polling division. He made it his business to get these bets. He went around that polling division night and day. The amount of money which he had bet on the result of the election in that polling division would when won have enabled him to have paid $5 to $10 for every vote in that polling division and then be money in pocket. The result was that in that particular polling division which had beeii in the habit of giving me a majority of from 80 to 120, it gave a majority of 10 against me. These are not vague statements. I ] could not make them any more explicit if j I wrote them, and I am prepared to prove them.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE CORONATION OATH.
Subtopic:   VISIT OF THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CORNWALL AND YORK.
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February 26, 1901

Mr. MULOCK.

The communities are pressing for an increased number of post offices, and a neighbour is willing to take the office and serve a dozen of neighbours. He has the mail brought to him instead of having to go for it to the post office, and a nominal fee is allowed him. That has been the practice since confederation. If my hon. friend will think for a moment, he will find that if we were to give $50 increase to every postmaster in Canada, there are 10,000 postmasters, and that would involve an increased expenditure of $500,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE CORONATION OATH.
Subtopic:   VISIT OF THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CORNWALL AND YORK.
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February 26, 1901

Mr. MULOCK.

vice has cost the country, and it is not an accurate statement, whether it occurs under Liberal or Conservative auspices, to exclude the cost of the service rendered by the police in carrying the mails from any statement as to the cost of the postal service. That was proportionately a very small affair until the Yukon was developed, but, after that, and under the hon. gentleman's regime, it was a very considerable matter. There is no question about that, because we can see what ail enormous amount the police have cost. There is this singular coincidence about that, regardless as to whether one or both parties pursued that system of making a statement to this House as to what each service lias cost, that it does not appear in regard to other departments. For instance, if the Marine Department, or the Department of Public Works, rendered a service to the Customs Department in connection with their vessels and matters of that kind, we find these charges are made by one department against the other for the service showing what each particular charge was, and what each service cost the country. It is a matter of book-keeping, it all comes out of one purse, but the statement would not be accurate, unless the books were kept in that way. That system obtains between all the departments, I think, but not in the Post Office Department, and the hon. gentleman's boast, a large part of it, perhaps, justifiable today in regard to the buoyant condition of matters in connection witli the postal service which he has been able to make, would be materially affected if lie had disclosed the whole of the facts, and had not desired to exclude from the cost of the postal service a large amount that was paid out to the police which does not appear in the statement which he has made.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE CORONATION OATH.
Subtopic:   VISIT OF THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CORNWALL AND YORK.
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