William Pate MULOCK

MULOCK, The Hon. William Pate, P.C., Q.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
York North (Ontario)
Birth Date
July 8, 1897
Deceased Date
August 25, 1954
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Pate_Mulock
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=5c6d13ed-6be7-40bb-aa19-642b489d17de&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
fruit grower, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

September 24, 1934 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  York North (Ontario)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  York North (Ontario)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  York North (Ontario)
  • Postmaster General (July 8, 1940 - June 8, 1945)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 148)


June 11, 1951

Mr. Mulock:

That is correct. The postage has

not been raised. But my colleague the Minister of Finance has required extra money for the war expenditure. It'was estimated that something upwards of $8 million could be raised by an additional one cent on letters and post cards. It was not that the Post Office Department required more money for operating. In fact our surplus as shown in the report has increased substantially in the last few years, from some $3,250 to upward of $4,500,000, with every indication that it will be still higher, although the final figures for the fiscal year are not yet in.

The point I wish to make is that when the postage on letters was boosted first from two cents to three cents, and then later to

Post Office Act

four cents it was made clear by the Postmaster General and by the minister of finance of that day that that four cents was not all postage; it was two cents postage and two cents tax for purposes of war revenue. Today, without much notice being paid to it, we have had laid before us a proposal which builds that two cents, which has been on during these years as a matter of tax, into the postage rate structure. It may be that increased costs make this change necessary. It may be that the idea of penny postage, in view of what has happened to the value of money, is gone. But I felt that before we passed this last section we should know what we are doing. We are changing the basis of our four cent postage rate from what it has been for years, two cents postage and two cents tax, to four cents postage-

Topic:   II, 1951
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August 12, 1944

Mr. MULOCK:

They are retroactive to

July 1.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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August 12, 1944

Hon. W. P. MULOCK (Postmaster General):

I would advise the leader of the opposition that I received notice of his question at only five minutes to eleven. I am making inquiries and I shall be glad to make a statement to-morrow.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO POSTAL RATES ON PARCELS FOR OVERSEAS
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August 12, 1944

Mr. MULOCK:

I shall be glad to give the general idea, but I have not disclosed that information, so far as particulars are concerned, to any hon. members.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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August 12, 1944

Mr. MULOCK:

The representations made

were for $300 increase all round. This mattr has been dealt with, having received the recommendation of the joint council which was re-i cently set up comprising representatives of the government and representatives of the services in which there are three representatives of different branches of the Post Office organizations. We have letters of thanks, one from the heads or representatives of some of the organizations for this change. It is not all that they asked for but it has corrected' to a great extent the difficulty that has existed and has stopped men being brought in to work at less than $1,200 a year. The people in the lower incomes are the ones who will be helped most. The $l,020's are increased by $180. The hon. member has been interested in this matter for some time and he will agree that it will be a great help to raise the minimum from $1,020 to $1,200. That was one of the bad features and I am, and have been for some time, absolutely behind the increase. I am delighted that these changes have been made.

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