By Kenneth Gibbons, Donald C. Rowat
Canadians think that their politicians and associations are quite freed from the corruption they go along with different international locations. The editors of this quantity argue that this questionable supposition is predicated on scant proof and intensely little critical research.
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05 dated 28th March, 1921. As a cheque, this document was worthless; it was insufficiently signed, it was on a bank where the Daily Star had no account and in fact the Daily Star had not at that time any funds in any bank. Sir Richard excused this transaction by telling me that the document was not intended to be used as a cheque, it was a mere receipt or voucher given to satisfy Mr. Miller's principals that is to say, his company. There was therefore no doubt as to Squires's complicity. The commissioner summarized his findings in these words: The total sum was large; no other company had ever contributed more than $5000 to his campaign funds.
1622. Ross was a conspicuous Quebec capitalist. He left a fortune of about $7,000,000. , Session 1892, vol. I, pp. 1746-1747. 21 Sessional Paper No. 27, 1892, pp. 98-109. This document contains the full evidence. 28 Reminiscences, p. 332. 3. R. Noel .. On 22 December , Mr. Thomas Hollis Walker, KC, recorder of Derby, was commissioned and given all necessary authority to enquire into the following five specific allegations: [ 1 ] . . that amounts paid to the Department of the Liquor Controller were not paid into the Treasury but were paid over to private individuals.
8 A Series of Charges Presently, there came an unfolding of another serious scandal. On May 11, 1891, J. Israel Tarte, a member of the House of Commons, formally made a series of specific charges against Thomas McGreevy, a conspicuous member of the House. McGreevy had long been a railroad promoter; he had been associated as far back as 1869 with the Hon. Hector L. Langevin and other members of Parliament in securing for themselves the charter of the Levis and Kennebec Railway,9 he had been a large railroad contractor in the Province of Quebec, and for a considerable time was chairman of the Railway Committee of the House of Commons.