His commission under his contract was only $2 on every $100 worth sold. However, the post office refuses to give him that now. It is not much wonder that they have big revenues and big surpluses if they conduct all their business in that way; but since there is no surplus now I do not know what to say about it.
I do want to say to you, Mr. Chairman, and through you to the new Postmaster General, that this man after giving 79 years' service, taking the 8-hour day as you must today, ought to have some small pension. Then let him retire. Other people are getting
enormous pensions, and I do not blame them for getting all they can; but a thing like this looks so small for our postal department here in Ottawa, taking from this man over half of his legitimate commission. It would amount to $780, I understand, or probably a little more according to the number of stamps sold. They have no right, Mr. Chairman- and I want the minister to hear this-to defraud that man of the commission that is due him.
I have spoken on this before, but I am going to keep it up for a while yet.
Subtopic: POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT