Reports of the Supreme Court of Canada Volume 20

Reports of the Supreme Court of Canada Volume 20

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...Joe Wood to destroy some letter that I had previously written. The letters unquestionably were destroyed at appellant's request and can any one doubt that the reason why appellant wished these letters destroyed was because they, or one of them, contained matter in connection with the election, compromising the appellant? And is not the observation of the learned judges with reference to the destruction of these letters most apposite? They say everything must be presumed against one who destroys written evidence. Why were these letters destroyed? The respondent says because he had been warned against Wood. The letters therefore, and especially the first letter, must have contained something the disclosure of which would prejudice the respondent. How could a letter written under such circumstances prejudice the respondont? Only by affecting his election. How could it affect his election? Only by furnishing evidence of the commission of some corrupt practice. If the letter had reference to a corrupt practice, what corrupt practice i The only corrupt practice upon this evidence suggested, apart from other evidence to which I uni not now referring, is the obtaining of employment for the witness Wood. I come to the conclusion as to that charge that the respondent did at Thorold for the purpose of influencing the vote of the witness Wood promise that if he would vote for him he would after the election endeavour to obtain a situation for him, and that in pursuance of that promise then given he did endeavour to obtain a situation for the witness Wood. This evidence of a corrupt practice by the respondent 00111pels us to grant the prayer of the petition and to find the respondent guilty of a personal corrupt practice. It cannot more

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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 426g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236810201
  • 9781236810205