April 29, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

CON

William Barton Northrup

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NORTHRUP.

Simply because it occurred to me that it was an oversight in the original drafting of the statute that this particular point was not covered. Section 108, clause (i), makes it illegal to oiler an 'office' to any person to induce him to withdraw as a candidate. My Bill provides that it will be illegal to offer him money as well as to offer him an office. Why should it not be unlawful for to attempt to dissuade a man from being a candidate by the offer of money, as well as to attempt to dissuade him by the offer of an office.

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