September 15, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

I have heard it frequently stated in this House that the salaries of judges are too small, because these judges could earn more by practising at the bar than their salaries as judges. On that parity of reasoning, a judge's salary is tooj low unless you pay him as much as he could earn in the practice of his profession.1 In my opinioin that is not a proper stand-' ard to go by. Let us look at it from the' view point of how long it takes a lawyer to acquire a knowledge of his profession and how much it costs him as compared with a civil engineer, a physician, or a member of: any of the learned profession. Let us first compare the lawyer with the doctor. From the day the lawyer commences to study his profession he Is earning money. I

Topic:   JUDGES OF PROVINCIAL COURTS- SALARIES.
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