Charles Edward BOTHWELL

BOTHWELL, Charles Edward, K.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Swift Current (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
May 26, 1882
Deceased Date
August 28, 1967
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Edward_Bothwell
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=05ccb288-83b1-4501-8392-1c0eec567fc0&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
LIB
  Swift Current (Saskatchewan)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Swift Current (Saskatchewan)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  Swift Current (Saskatchewan)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Swift Current (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 128)


March 13, 1939

Mr. BOTHWELL:

I can see no difference between those two men. Many people have not the opportunity to spend time in campaigning, or perhaps have not the ability to do so. As far as my experience goes, it costs the man who spends his time in that way a lot more than the few dollars another man may contribute to help put over a campaign.

I can see no difference in the principle.

To go back over a period of ten years and investigate all the contributions of over S100 made to any political party in this country, and to find out the disposition of them, I feel confident would take a commission with such roving powers several years, even to make a fairly decent interim report. Everyone admits that there have been campaign funds in the past-

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March 13, 1939

Mr. BOTHWELL:

Afraid of nothing. Since the hon. member asks that question, I am free to admit that in the past campaign funds have been used by every party that asked for the votes of the people, whether they called it a campaign fund or anything else. But is there any difference in principle between the man who contributes ten dollars towards the expenses of a campaign when he is not able to give personal service, and the man who drives his car and spends days or perhaps weeks campaigning for some friend or in the interests of the party that he believes is going to give the best government?

Elections and Electoral Districts

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March 13, 1939

Mr. BOTHWELL:

Well, that $25 a month was to be a continuing thing, practically putting a man on a pension.

As far as I can see, no committee of this house could possibly carry out the terms of the amendment proposed. If I am to be a member of that committee I am ready and willing to spend all the time possible and whatever ability I have in an endeavour to put into effect the objects aimed at-not in the exact form enunciated by the minister;

I am not admitting that everything he said is correct. I believe it is a matter that will require days and weeks of study by the committee; nevertheless I am prepared to do my share in trying to achieve the objects aimed at by the political expenditures bill of last year.

The hon. member for Davenport (Mr. MacNieol) seemed to be of the opinion that the committee were ready to adopt a suggestion made by him that the deputy returning officer and the poll clerk should be of different political stripe. As chairman of the committee of last year I may say that I did not gain that impression. The matter came up for discussion, several hon. members spoke on it, and then it was simply tabled for later consideration. The report of the evidence contains pages of discussion on it, but the committee decided not to adopt the suggestion. The political expenditures bill, so far as I know, had no influence on the action of the committee in that regard.

I also understood the hon. member for Davenport to say that the situation in the province of Quebec as to the number of voters in various polling subdivisions did not apply to Ontario.

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March 13, 1939

Mr. BOTHWELL:

Might I ask the hon. member a question, instead of making a speech on the subject? Is it not a fact that when this subject was first broached in the committee last year different members expressed the desire to have it held over for a thorough discussion later; and that when that discussion took place it was decided not to adopt the suggestion?

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March 13, 1939

Mr. BOTHWELL:

Is it a letter?

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