The MINISTER OF JUSTICE (Hon. Charles Fitzpatrick) :
1. No, but the minister has issued instructions to penitentiary and territorial jail officials and employees regarding their future conduct.
2. Copy of circular attached.
Ottawa, February :,2, 1902.
Dear Sir,-It is in the best interests of the institution under your charge that when a man enters the service of the government he should refrain from actively interfering in political contests. Will you be good enough to inform the officers of the penitentiary, of all ranks, that while perfect freedom to vote in conceded to every employee, all interference in political contests is forbidden, and the officer found giilty of breaking the rule is liable To immediate dismissal.
Yours very sincerely,
(Sgd.) CHARLES FITZPATRICK.
Sent to Warden Platt, Kingston ; Warden Duchesneau, St. Vincent de Paul ; Warden Kirk, Dorchester , Warden Irvine, Stony Mountain ; Warden Whyte, New Westminster ; Jailer Mae-Ivor, Regina ; Jailer Kerr, Prince Albert.
3 and 4. No charges of misconduct have been made against any of the officers or employees of the St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary.
Subtopic: ST. VINCENT DE PAUL PENITENTIARY.