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 4 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:

I can speak only for my own constituency. As far as the campaign is concerned, the official agent files his return of contributions 'received by him. The candidate himself has to make a report of his own expenses and any moneys that came into his hands; as to any money that comes to the central fund, if I might so term it, of any of the parties, I have never seen any record of it. I do not know whether there is any central fund or not in any party. I never have personally received any money from any central fund belonging to the party to which I owe allegiance, and I do not know of any person else receiving any contribution from any central fund of any other party. In any event surely nothing can be gained by going muck-raking over the past ten years.

What this committee has been endeavouring to do during the past three sessions of parliament is to work out an elections act which will clarify everything pertaining to elections, simplify them, make elections less costly. As far as the cost to Canada is concerned, under the Dominion Elections Act we have succeeded in reducing it by a substantial amount and if we can now insert provisions in the act which will save money for the candidate, the object is certainly a worthy one, The resolution itself covers all that we need do.

I have been wondering whether the campaign funds that have been spoken of by hon. members ever had any more influence in an election than the promise of S25 a month that was made in two elections that I know of.

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March 13, 1939

Mr. BOTHWELL:

It refers to dispositions from such contributions.

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March 13, 1939

Mr. BOTHWELL:

Glengarry and Nipissing. Then in regard to urban constituencies, the smallest one-or as closely as we could get it in our investigation-is Danforth, with a population of 41,824 and 29,034 electors. On the other hand Spadina has a population of 82,127, with 52,160 electors. I just mention that to show that the situation described by the minister in regard to the province of Quebec exists in Ontario also, and we can go right across Canada and find the same thing in other provinces.

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March 13, 1939

Mr. BOTHWELL:

Is it a letter?

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