William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)
Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.
I much appreciate the tenor of my hon. friend's remarks. With reference to the first point to which he alluded, the separation of the accounts, he spoke of the service in the Northwest Territories when that country was being brought under control. The committee has perhaps forgotten it, but I may say that a somewhat similar practice was pursued in that case. At the commencement, instead of keeping the accounts separate. as I have done, there was a special vote taken for Northwest account. That
vote was resorted to for payment of a number of services. I do not remember them all, hut they included the postal service, and the money voted in that special vote to carry on the postal service was not included in the expenditure of the Post Office Department.