March 11, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)


Mr. BLAIN asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government seen the following editorial comment in a recent issue of the Ottawa Free Press :-
* Another query was put yesterday with regard to the printing of the official catalogue of Canadian exhibitors at the Paris exhibition, and the information was given that the work was done in the office of the Montreal Herald, which supplied 5,000 copies, together with the p^,per. Further, the House was informed of the reason why the procedure was followed. It appears from the reply of the Minister of Agriculture, that such work is done " through the Printing Bureau, as owing through pressure of work it could not be done there." This must necessarily occur at times of pressure. But previous answers given to similar questions, all of which indicated that other work of various kinds had been sent to Montreal, leads to the conclusion that the Printing Bureau is decidedly partial in its selection of " donkey engine " printing establishments. The Secretary of State should instruct it to give other publishers with equally good, and perhaps better equipped offices than are to be found in Montreal, a show.'
2. Is it the intention to give ' other publishers ' a share of the departmental printing ?

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