We have no document evidencing an agreement between the manufacturers themselves or between them and the newspaper publishers; but we have what I shall be very glad to bring down, the Order in Council which I have mentioned.
I am not sure whether there was a letter in which it was stated that the price had been fixed at $2.50 at the mill. If there is such a letter I shall bring that down too. It was verbally communicated to me by the President of the Pulp and Paper Association that the price of $2.50 had been fixed. That price having been fixed, it was not necessary to gazette the Order in Council.
Since January 1, 1916, five hundred coal cars, fifty sleeping cars; ten dining cars, eighteen tourist, twenty-three first class, two baggage and two mail and express cars have been purchased for Canadian Government railways in the United States.
Subtopic: GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS-PURCHASE OF CARS.
2. Permanent: Dr. A. A. Bernard, $1,800; J. Brunet, $1,200. Temporary: J. E. Parent, $100; A. P. Simard, $800; G. Normandin, $900; A. Parent, $100-; A. Perreault, $500; J. Macduff, $900; J. Paquin, $1,200; J. L, Laflamme, $800.
A. Parent, appointed to replace J. E. Parent whose services were dispensed with. Dr. A. A. Bernard to replace Inspector Archambault who died. A. Perreault, to replace Miss M. L. Perreault during her illness. A. P. Simard was employed from July 3 to December 3, 1916, and left the service since.
Nineteen of the above have replaced other officers. One inside permanent officer resigned. One inside temporary officer resigned. Thirteen outside temporary officers whose services were dispensed with during the year. Four have been appointed on commission; 5 appointed as technical officers; 5 returned soldiers; 18 appointed throughout the Dominion for the different services of the department; total, 66.
Subtopic: INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT APPOINTMENTS.