April 16, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

CON

David Tisdale

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. Mr. TISDALE.

I have very strong objections to allowing a judge or a quasi judge to practise his profession. The effect is often to send people to the office of the justice of the peace or his partner in cases which might properly come before the court, but which, when they went there, never did come before it. I think the best course is to pay a good officer to be a police magistrate, and not let him touch law in any other way. If he is a good man, I am sure that is the only way of keeping him free from suspicion ; and if he is not a good man, we do not want him.

Topic:   YUKON TERRITORY ACT AMENDMENT.
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