April 29, 1901

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The SOLICITOR GENERAL.

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.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1900, AMENDMENT.
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CON

William Barton Northrup

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NORTHRUP.

Then the learned Solicitor General had better amend his Bill by striking out clause (d), because, if the father in order to dissuade his son from entering into the giddy vortex of politics offers him an office, the father would be punished under clause (i). Although he did a laudable thing in offering the office he would be punished, whereas if he does an equally laudable thing by offering money he would not be punished. The learned Solicitor General had better strike out section (i) or adopt my amendment.

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Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1900, AMENDMENT.
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The SOLICITOR GENERAL.

There is something in that.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1900, AMENDMENT.
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LIB

Byron Moffatt Britton

Liberal

Mr. BRITTON.

Will these amendments be printed before we consider the Bill again.

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Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1900, AMENDMENT.
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The SOLICITOR GENERAL.

Yes.

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Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1900, AMENDMENT.
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IND

William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. MACLEAN.

A sample ballot paper should also be printed and submitted to the members of the House.

Progress reported.

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Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1900, AMENDMENT.
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SUPPLY.


On the order : House again in Committee of Supply.


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

It is rather a late hour to go on with the estimates. The gentlemen wild are more familiar with the railway estimates are not here.

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The PRIME MINISTER.

Do I understand the hon. gentleman (Mr. Borden, Halifax) is not ready to go on to-night ?

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

The gentlemen on our side of the House who are more particularly familiar with the railway estimates are not ready this evening. If we go into Supply, I would rather we should take up some ouier estimates.

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The PRIME MINISTER.

Of course under the circumstances I will not press my hon. friend, but I think he will not find fault if we continue very late to-morrow evening.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

If the Minister of Railways has any particular matter he wishes to make an explanation on, there is no objection to proceed to that extent.

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The MINISTER OP RAILWAYS AND CANALS.

I have nothing in particular to speak about; I have dealt with the matter at the last two sittings of the House. I am ready to go on with the estimates now.

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CIRCUIT COURT, MONTREAL-SALARY OP SENIOR JUDGE.


House went into committee to consider the following proposed resolution : That it is expedient to provide that the salary of the senior judge of the Circuit Court of the district of Montreal shall he $3,600 per annum.


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The SOLICITOR GENERAL.

There are three judges who have exclusive jurisdiction in circuit court matters in the city' of Montreal and they have $3,000 a year each. It is the intention to give the senior judge an increase of $600. Hon. gentlemen will agree that this is not a very high salary for the senior judge of a court in which they try 17,000 cases a year.

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Subtopic:   CIRCUIT COURT, MONTREAL-SALARY OP SENIOR JUDGE.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

What is the jurisdiction ?

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   CIRCUIT COURT, MONTREAL-SALARY OP SENIOR JUDGE.
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The SOLICITOR GENERAL.

It is limited to $100.

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April 29, 1901