treated as party measures, and as a matter of fact they are not so treated.
There is a certain kind of criticism of our parliament and legislatures which is highly objectionable. I mean that which is continually imputing interested and unworthy motives to our public men. From a financial point of view there is nothing to make public service in this country particularly attractive, and misrepresentation, personal abuse, and unfair criticism, too often meted out to our politicians in the press, on the platform, and even sometimes from the pulpit, are not calculated to encourage the best type of citizen to offer himself as a candidate for election.
It is my hope that this little book will prove of use to those who desire to do their part in aiding the men and women, who, in spite of the discouragements we have noted, are doing what they can in their places in the school board, in the municipal council, on the legislature and in parliament to "make the crooked ways straight and the rough places plain."