George William FOWLER

FOWLER, The Hon. George William

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
King's and Albert (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
February 24, 1859
Deceased Date
September 2, 1924
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_William_Fowler
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=35dd3809-2583-4766-adfc-e973b7482fc7&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
CON
  King's (New Brunswick)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  King's and Albert (New Brunswick)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  King's and Albert (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 818)


April 1, 1915

Mr. FOWLER:

The hon. member for

Carleton evidently thinks that he is the only person who desires fairness and purity in elections. I am just as anxious as he is that a man should be properly elected, and that if he is not properly elected he should be punished by the loss of his seat. But I want the Act to be a proper one. I believe in fair-play and protection, both for the man who is elected and for the man who is defeated. One would almost think, from the remarks of the hon. gentleman, that a man has committed a crime because he is elected; that because he happens to be elected, it is his duty to be unseated. I do not look at it that way at all. The man who is elected has a right to the protection of the law; yet everything is done to harass him. Even an alien, it is contended, should have the right to file a petition against him. Let the service be as simple as. possible; send the paper, if you will, to his known place of residence. 1 care not how simple you make the service, but I do say that you should provide that the man who files the petition shall be a duly qualified voter. Why should he not be a duly qualified voter? What right has he to object if he is not? [DOT]

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Subtopic:   CONTROVERTED ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.
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April 1, 1915

Mr. FOWLER:

Because the conditions have not been fulfilled. My hon. friend speaks of the case in Carleton county. I do not know why he drags that case in because it has nothing to do with the matter under discussion. The Supreme Court of New Brunswick was absolutely right, in my opinion, in holding that the lobby of the court house was not within the registry office. I do not see how they could have held anything else; I think that is good law. Therefore it has nothing to do with this matter. By changing the Act as is proposed you are not going to avoid questions of that kind occurring; if you do not follow the conditions here, your petition will be set aside. There are certain conditions to be observed and if you do not observe them your petition will be set aside as in the other case. Perhaps you are making the conditions less onerous, but why can you not make this law simple in its action and yet require that a man filing a petition shall have some status in the community, that he shall be a legally qualified voter. That is all I ask.

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Subtopic:   CONTROVERTED ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.
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April 1, 1915

Mr. FOWLER:

Why not let this clausestand?

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Subtopic:   CONTROVERTED ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.
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April 1, 1915

Mr. FOWLER:

And the costs may go to

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Subtopic:   CONTROVERTED ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.
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April 1, 1915

Mr. FOWLER:

Then why have a petitioner at all?

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Subtopic:   CONTROVERTED ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.
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