Hon. George E. Foster and the Insurance Commission; Statement of the Case in Parliament, Speeches of Mr. Foster, Mr. Borden and Mr. Lennox, With a Summary of the Charges and the Answers (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Hon. George E. Foster and the Insurance Commission; Statement of the Case in Parliament, Speeches of Mr. Foster, Mr. Borden and Mr. Lennox, With a Summary of the Charges and the AnswersThis they set themselves to do through Mr. Shepley, who was a strong partisan of the present Minister of Justice, with whom he kept in constant touch either by written or verbal communication, and from whom he regularly received information and suggestions. Mr. Shepley was before this time, and has been subsequently engaged as counsel for the Crown in other transactions, and had received generous rewards from the public treasury.How the Prosecution Was Managed.The Commission, under Mr. Shepley's guidance, opened the door wide for the sort of work required, by two ingenious expedients: - (1) The permission to Mr. Shepley to pursue undeclared charges far beyond the legitimate purpose of the inquiry against the public men who were to be attacked, and (2) the refusal to allow them the right of demanding definite preferred charges or of counsel to cross-examine witnesses and furnish evidence in rebuttal.Before such a court and under such conditions these gentlemen were practically arraigned on undeclared charges, which were pressed with all the skill and. ingenuity of a practiced lawyer, while they themselves had neither the benefit of counsel nor the guarantee of fair play afforded in an ordinary Court of Law. Yet not one of these public men was in any way connected with the insurance company under investigation, or in the conduct of any business of insurance.The Position of the Persons Attacked.Messrs. Pope, Fowler, Bennett and Lefurgey were buyers of land in the North-West, and sellers to Messrs. Foster, Wilson and McGillivray as private purchasers. Messrs. Foster, Wilson and McGillivray as private parties sold this land to a company of which they then became directors. To this company the Union Trust Company made a loan, well secured, at good interest, which has given the Trust Company a fine profit.Messrs. Foster, Wilson and McGillivray were directors of the Union Trust Company, but not a controlling majority thereof, and the loan was made upon full disclosure of all the facts and after authoritative declaration as to its legality.Messrs. Fowler and McCormick held an interest in the Kamloops Lumber Company, which on open agreement and full security received a loan from the Union Trust Company. That loan has been paid off, and resulted in a handsome profit to the Trust Company.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.