April 13, 1908

CON

George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

Not Merwin, but Merlin, the enchanter. There is also one Geo. McNamara, of the Department of Marine and Fisheries. These people are taking a very active interest in the election, and I believe that so intense is the devotion of Dr. Hawkins to his camnaign that a ship with a thousand immigrants has been held at quarantine-delayed-because this gentleman is canvassing for the position of mayor of the city of Halifax rather than attending to the duty for which he is paid. I think this is a matter of very great importance, and in view of the declarations that have been made by the various ministers in regard to public officials taking part in elections some severe examples should be made of these gentlemen.

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

We should have some explanation from the Minister of Railways,

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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CON

John Stanfield

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STANFIELD.

particularly as a similar matter has been brought to his attention two or three times this session already. Surely the minister is going to take some action. Is he going to treat with contempt the circular which was issued by Mr. Fottinger and which said that employees of the Intercolonial Railway should not as a general thing run for municipal office.

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

That is different.

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

In what respect?

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

There is no suggestion in this case that an Intercolonial Railway official is running for office.

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

I understand that some of these are Intercolonial Railway employees.

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

No. It is merely stated that he is calling to his aid some men to help him. These men are citizens and I suppose they have the right to vote.

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

They are employees of the Intercolonial Railway who are doing partisan work in connection with municipal affairs .

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

What is there partisan about it?

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

There is this : An employee of the Intercolonial Railway goes into the shops and threatens the men if they do not vote so and so. That is partisan work.

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

That never was suggested.

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

Who says that ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

The hon. member who took his seat.

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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?

Some hon. MEMBERS

No, no.

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

In my opinion he has a letter in his hand which specifies that.

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

He may, but he did not say so.

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

Is this quarantine doctor to be allowed to employ his time, for which he is paid by the country, in canvassing for the position of mayor and leave a vessel detained outside the harbour with

1.000 immigrants and no one to attend to them. Has the Prime Minister nothing ttf say about that ? The Minister of Railways laughs as though it were an amusing thing.

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

It is, very.

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

What is there amusing about it ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-STATUTES OF THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN.
Subtopic:   INTERFERENCE IN ELECTIONS.
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April 13, 1908