May 30, 1913 (12th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOHERTY:

When Colonel Irvine is in charge of a penitentiary, the responsibility and control will rest in him. I put him there because I wanted that to be the case. While there are advantages in having younger men, thera are greater advantages in having better men or the 'best men. When the best men, as unquestionably in

this case, is an old man, I shall not be afraid to transfer an old man even i'f it be not customary. I shall try to adhere to good customs; but, when I find a custom that works badly, I shall not adhere to it.

Topic:   PENITENTIARY ACT AMENDMENT.
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