1. Has Mr. Mederio Picotte, a messenger of the House of Commons, been dismissed?
2. If so, at whose request, by whom has he been replaced and who recommended the appointment of his successor?
3. Did Mr. Joseph Morin, Advocate of Montreal, and unsuccessful candidate in L'Assomp-tion. support the request for dismissal of Mr. Picotte?
4. What are the reasons alleged to justify Mr. Picotte's dismissal?
5. Was there an inquiry, and was the employee placed in a position to defend himself?
6. What is the delay in the notice given to Mr. Piootte to leave the service?
7. Does the government know that the accusations brought against Mr. Picotte of having: taken part in the last electoral campaign are said to be false and foundationless, that the said Mederio Picotte, has given
2. At the request of the member for Joli-ette. The vacancy was filled by the appointment of Mr. Henry Coffin. Mr. Coffin was recommended for employment by the member for Joliette.
4. Active political partisanship.
6. The delay was caused by giving time to the said Picotte to put in his defence.
7. In this instance the written declaration of the sitting member for Joliette was accepted. The government has nothing to do with this matter. It pertains solely to the House of Commons.
Subtopic: MR. MEDERIC PICOTTE.