When this Bill was discussed originally, it occurred to me that it might be perfectly laudable for a man to offer money to a candidate for the purpose of inducing him under certain, circumstances to withdraw. Take the case of a father whose son intends to run for parliament, and the father! thinks it would be desirable in tbe interest of the son that he should desist, and he might offer the son money to do so. It would be perfectly lawful and proper that the father should do that in the interest of the son, but the father would come within the operation of my hon. friend's amendment.
Subtopic: DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1900, AMENDMENT.