North Bay (Ontario), Liberal political patronage appointments 1934

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In the 1934 election, the Provincial Liberals under Mitch Hepburn were elected. They had not been in power since 1905. Once in power, it was time for Tory supporters to be removed from government jobs and good Liberals be appointed. This was managed by the local Liberal executive.

The new Liberal member at Queen’s was David Arnold Croll, PC, QC (1900 – 1991). He was minister of public works and municipal affairs in the Mitch Hepburn government.

Five typewritten sheets which appear to be agenda motions to be voted upon by the local Liberal riding executive.

Nice period view of how political patronage operated in the early 1930s.

Sheet #6

We the undersigned demand that Mr. Hamilton Clerk No. Dev. Office be dismissed from service immediately and recommend….to take the position.

A hanger on from the Tory party, and Political interference.

Pencil notation’ Deferred’.

Sheet #7

We the undersigned demand that Thos. Friar, Chief Clerk Nor. Dev. be dismissed from service immediately and recommend….to take the position.

Position secured through being Conservative Organizer, an arch enemy of Liberalism by virtue of his past record and key position He holds, we demand prompt dismissal.

Sheet #26

We the undersigned demand that Wm. Rayner. Turnkey be dismissed from service immediately and recommend….to take the position.

Political appointment.

Sheet #42

We strongly recommend a patronage Committee of three be instituted at once.

Sheet #43

Mechanical repairs and parts, This business to be given to A.F. Doyle, Main Street East, North Bay, Ont.

 

5 ½” x 8 ½”