February 3, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)

CON

Samuel Barker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARKER.

We do not want to pass a resolution which will not do what it is Mr. BARKER.
intended to do. I submit the point for the minister's consideration. My contention is, however, that there is no justification for the resolution unless the government tell us that throughout this whole Dominion they cannot find a man for this position without taking a man from the bench. Euless that is the case, the government should avoid interfering with the independence of the judiciary. It all comes to that, to my mind. I would not have any one suppose that I have any doubt of Mr. Justice Kil-lam's capacity and integrity. But, an injury will be done to the judiciary of this country, if this resolution is passed.

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