August 1, 1904

CON

Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE.

How many offices are there in which the revenue is over $400.000 ?

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William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

I do not think there are any besides Toronto and Montreal. The revenue of Winnipeg this year will be nearly $250,000. At present this clause is applicable only to two offices.

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CON

Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE.

The intention, then, is to appoint a superintendent in the Toronto post office and one in Montreal post office at a salary of $1,800 a year ?

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LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

Yes ; it will be a promotion.

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CON

Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE.

Who at present does the work which the superintendent is to do ?

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LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

The work Is done by the various officers.

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CON
LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

There has been no chief inspector acting for some years.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

Are you going to appoint a new one to take the place of the former one ?

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LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

This does not mean an additional appointment. I have not had any chief inspector since the death of Mr. Sweatman. That office is being abolished.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

Then it is not intended that the chief superintendent shall do the * work ?

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LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

The chief superintendent has to do only with the city post offices._____________________________

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Section agreed to. On section 3,


LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

At the present time, besides chief inspectors and pont office inspectors, we have assistant post office inspectors, who frequently conduct examinations and inquiries ; so does the chief city superintendent. It is proposed to give to the assistant post office inspector as well as to the chief city superintendent the same powers that were given to inspectors, namely, to hold inquiries and to examine persons on oath or affirmation.

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Section agreed to. On section 5-appointment of superinten dent.


LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

It is proposed to have a superintendent in each post office where the revenue reaches $500,000. The only post offices which at present will come under that designation are those of Toronto and Montreal. The post office revenue of Toronto is approaching, if it has not already reached, $1,000,000. Montreal is a good second.

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LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

I do not think it is necessary to define them. There is nothing in the law defining the duties of any of the officials. The duties are assigned to them by their superior officers.

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CON

Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE.

Will this officer have precedence over the deputy postmaster ?

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LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

No ; he will be subordinate to the assistant postmaster.

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CON

Albert Edward Kemp

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. KEMP.

Will he be under the instructions of the postmaster and the assistant postmaster ?

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August 1, 1904