May 29, 1951

LIB

Édouard-Gabriel Rinfret (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. Rinfrei:

That is what I said. The rate that is applied to them is the circular rate, which is two cents for two ounces, and one cent for every ounce over that, which gives for one pound the rate of nine cents as compared with four cents for the big newspapers, or one cent and a half for weeklies.

Topic:   POST OFFICE ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO CONSOLIDATE, CODIFY AND AMEND EXISTING LEGISLATION
Permalink
PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

That is the postal rate, is it not?

Topic:   POST OFFICE ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO CONSOLIDATE, CODIFY AND AMEND EXISTING LEGISLATION
Permalink
LIB

Édouard-Gabriel Rinfret (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. Rinfret:

Yes.

Topic:   POST OFFICE ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO CONSOLIDATE, CODIFY AND AMEND EXISTING LEGISLATION
Permalink
PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

I am talking about the tax; I am not talking about the postal rate.

Topic:   POST OFFICE ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO CONSOLIDATE, CODIFY AND AMEND EXISTING LEGISLATION
Permalink
LIB

Édouard-Gabriel Rinfret (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. Rinfret:

I thought the leader of the opposition was referring to the rates.

Topic:   POST OFFICE ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO CONSOLIDATE, CODIFY AND AMEND EXISTING LEGISLATION
Permalink
PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

No. Is it not correct that they are exempted from the tax upon the newspapers?

Topic:   POST OFFICE ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO CONSOLIDATE, CODIFY AND AMEND EXISTING LEGISLATION
Permalink
LIB

Édouard-Gabriel Rinfret (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. Rinfret:

That is not my department; I am sorry.

Topic:   POST OFFICE ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO CONSOLIDATE, CODIFY AND AMEND EXISTING LEGISLATION
Permalink

Motion agreed to, bill read the second time and the house went into committee thereon, Mr. Dion in the chair. On section T-Short title. Section stands. Progress reported.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

Tomorrow we will move to go into supply and ask for interim supply. We will not call any new departments. I understand that this is a formality. Then we will revert to the study of the post office bill.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Permalink

At eleven o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order.



Wednesday, May 30, 1951


May 29, 1951