THE ADVOCATE 291
VOL. 77 PART 2 MARCH 2019
In this era of interesting elections, we provide E.A. Lucas’s commentary
from (1945) 3 Advocate 44 on lawyers as candidates.
By R.C. Tino Bel
Believe it or not, I am going to write about the forthcoming Dominion Election
without arousing controversy among lawyers.
In the constituency of Vancouver South your learned friends and reasonably
eminent colleagues, Howard Green, K.C., Rowe Holland and myself
are the candidates representing the three principal political parties. I have,
therefore, no hesitation in saying that whatever the result, this constituency
is assured of being represented by an able, diligent, well-informed and in all
respects thoroughly capable Member of Parliament.
Like my two learned friends, however, I have heard very often of and
from many who can speak the language loudly, if not accurately, that there
are too many lawyers in politics. It is high time that this claim should be
controverted upon grounds likely to impress those of a reasonable degree
of informed intelligence.
The Parliaments of Canada, Provincial and Dominion, have the responsibility
of making law. Those of us who have spent the major part of a life-