June 17, 1904 (9th Parliament, 4th Session)


James Clancy

Conservative (1867-1942)


I want to call tlie attention of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries to a campaign sheet issued by his department giving a review of the improvements in the lighthouse and coast service of Canada between 1896 and the 30th of December, 1903. It is a new departure that any minister should have a campaign document published in connection with his department. The hon. gentleman shakes his head, but this is nothing else. I know of no greater outrage than for a minister to use his position and department and the public funds for the purpose of publishing and disseminating campaign literature. The hon. gentleman may find precedents, but po matter where he may have selected his models, what he has done is not in the public interest.

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