April 29, 1901

CON

Nathaniel Clarke Wallace

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WALLACE.

Does it correspond to the county court judges in Ontario ?

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The SOLICITOR GENERAL.

To some extent. These judges have no surrogate fees, as have the county court judges in Ontario.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

The salaries are higher than in Ontario.

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The SOLICITOR GENERAL.

Judge Mae-dougall, of Toronto, who occupies a similar position, gets $2,600 a year salary, and all his surrogate fees.

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Nathaniel Clarke Wallace

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WALLACE.

$2,400 I think.

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The SOLICITOR GENERAL.

There is a special exception for the county court judge of York. He getsi more than any of the others.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

My hon. friend the Solicitor General spoke of the jurisdiction of these judges being limited to $100. Is it confined to contracts, or does it include any cause of action ?

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The SOLICITOR GENERAL.

Any cause of action.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

It is a very much smaller jurisdiction than that of a great many of the county court judges. At the same time, the amount of business transacted by these judges is, I suppose, very large 1

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The SOLICITOR GENERAL.

It is enormous. Last year or the year before the number of cases tried by them was 17,600. Of course, I admit that a large number of these cases do not give very much trouble.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Does my bon. friend mean to say that the three judges tried that many cases ?

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The SOLICITOR GENERAL.

No, but that many writs were issued and judgments rendered.

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William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. MACLEAN.

I see that this resolution provides for an increase in the salary of one of the judges of the province of Quebec, and the following one makes provision for increases in the salaries of the judges in the provincial courts of the North-west Territories and In some of the other provinces. I would like to ask the Solicitor General if Mr. BLAIR.

lie can tell us now whether it is the intention of the government to increase the salaries of the Superior Court judges of the province of Ontario ?

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The SOLICITOR GENERAL.

The next resolution to which my hon. friend refers, provides for the appointment of three additional judges of the Superior Court for the district of Montreal, without any increase of salary whatever. It provides also that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the North-west Territories shall receive $5,000 a year instead of $4,000, the amount now paid to him. With respect to the three additional judges for the district of Montreal, I have to say that the amount of business done there is largely in excess of the capacity of the judges who now live there.

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William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. MACLEAN.

I am not questioning the wisdom of doing this, but I wish to know whether, when this increase is made, the judges of Ontario are to be considered ?

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The PRIME MINISTER.

There is no increase in salaries proposed in this resolution.

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George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

How many judges are in this court ?

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The SOLICITOR GENERAL.

Three altogether.

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George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

What salaries do the others get ?

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The SOLICITOR GENERAL.

Resolution reported.

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April 29, 1901