March 26, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)


Mr. W. B.@

NORTHRUP (East Hastings) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 96) to amend the Dominion Elections Aot, 1900. He said : Mr. Speaker, in the election law
as it stands, clause 108, provision is made for the punishment of any person who secures a seat by inducing a candidate to withdraw from the nomination already offered by the promise of an office or employment of any kind. Whether by an oversight. or otherwise, there is no provision in the Act as it stands to prevent the purchase of a seat by inducing a candidate who has already accepted a nomination to withdraw in consideration of a promise of money.

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