June 1, 1908 (10th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

And whereas the crime for which said Agnes Balium Kun was convicted is in the opinion of this honourable council, one that deserved the severest [DOT] punishment, as it affects the moral welfare of the community;
And whereas the police department of Sydney, has within the last few years put forth every effort to rid Sydney of such disreputable houses.
Therefore be it resolved that this council view with regret the release of said Agnes Balium Kun and hereby voices its protest against any persons sentenced for such offences being released on tickets of leave or otherwise, until their full sentence is served.
And further be it resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Minister of Justice at Ottawa.
I would like to inquire whether the attention of the government has been directed to this resolution and also to ask what were the considerations which led the government to release this offender before the full term of her imprisonment had expired?

Topic:   THE EXERCISE OF CLEMENCY.
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