November 10, 1919 (13th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Hon. Mr. BURRELL: (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)


1. Yes.
2. It was found that although the work of filling in the name and address in the certificates of registration was being undertaken by the post office, and in this way five million such forme were filled in each year at city post offices, the records show that in not more than one out of forty thousand cases was the form ever used, as the registration system is so complete that rot more than one out of forty thousand registered articles is lost. It followed that a great deal of work was being done by the post office and no useful purpose was being served, as the name and address appear in the post office records, and may be obtained if needed upon inquiry at the post office. Moreover, the sender has the option of inserting them in the certificate of registration should he desire to do so for the purpose of identifying the form with records of his own. A great saving of labour was therefore effected, and the work at registration wickets reduced, and unnecessary crowding, delay and1 inconvenience to the public done away with.
3. No.
4. No.

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