March 10, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)



Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the attention of the Minister of Justice been called to the recent revelations in the columns of ' Saturday Night,' of Toronto, regarding the manner in which the investing public lias been victimized by company promoters?
2. Is it the intention of the government to introduce legislation which will safeguard the interests of the public as against the class of promoters referred to?
3. Will the government introduce legislation to prohibit the use of public subscriptions for promotion expenses, or in some other form put an end to the system by which the moneys of innocent investors are allowed to be gathered in by unscrupulous promoters, and expended without benefit to the subscribers?

4. With whom lies the responsibility for the prosecution of such individuals as have been exposed by ' Saturday Night,' as in the reported case of G. H. Munroe and other individuals of the same class?

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