June 29, 1903

FIRST READING.


Bill (No. 214) for the relief of Florence D. Graves.-Sir. Scott.


PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT.


Mr. PARMELEE moved that the fourth report of the Joint Committee of both Houses on the Printing of Parliament be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.


The MINISTER OF JUSTICE (Hon. Charles Fitzpatrick) moved for leave to introduce a Bill (No. 215) to amend the Criminal Code, 1S92. He said : This Bill contains amendments which are exceedingly numerous and of some importance, but they are amendments to details of different sections of the Criminal Code ; there is no general principle at stake. I would, therefore, ask the permission of the House to introduce the Bill, and when we reach the second reading, or are in committee, I will undertake to explain the amendments.


CON

Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE.

Does this Bill have any relation to a Bill proposed in the other House containing an amendment to the Criminal Code, introduced by Senator Lougheed ?

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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

I do not recollect the terms of his Bill, but I have not drawn my amendments with any reference whatever to the Bill referred to.

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CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

Does this Bill contain an amendment dealing with cigarettes?

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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

It has a clause that deals with the question of cigarettes.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


COUNTY COURT JUDGES.

CON

Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

Before the Orders of the Day are called, I wish to direct the attention of the government to a despatch which appears in the ' Mail and Empire ' of June 27 :

Ottawa. June 26.-Mr. C. W. Coulter, K.C., of Cayuga, has been appointed county judge of Haldimand county in succession to the late Judge MacMillan. Mr. Coulter formerly represented Haldimand in the House of Commons.

We have discussed several times in the House the expediency of appointing judges in the county in which they are practising. I would ask the Minister of Justice if there is any intention of departing from this sound principle ?

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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

I propose to consider this matter in connection with certain alterations that are to be introduced to the Code in respect to county court judges. I will then express an opinion on the question.

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PROVINCIAL AUTONOMY FOR THE NORTH-WEST TERRITORIES.

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Before the Orders of the Day are called, I would like to move, with the consent of the right hon. gentleman, that the papers brought down relating to the granting of provincial autonomy in the North-west Territories be printed forthwith, and that rule 94 be suspended for that purpose.

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Motion agreed to.


CENTURY LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.


House in committee on Bill (No. 175) respecting the Century Life Insurance Com-pany.-Mr. Morrison. On section: 1, Mr. SCOTT moved that the following subsection be added to section 1 : 2. Provided that the liability of any person who at the time of the passing of this Act may be indebted to the company by subscription l'or shares in the company or otherwise, shall not be affected by this Act ; and any such liability shall be held to be the same as if this Act had not been passed.


LIB

Aulay MacAulay Morrison

Liberal

Mr. MORRISON.

AVould the hon. gentleman (Mr. Scott) please explain ?

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June 29, 1903