September 8, 1903

LIB

Lawrence Geoffrey Power (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

That cannot be done. I may say, with respect to these questions which are put when the Orders of the Day are called, that they are not quite a regular way of proceeding. At the same time, l suppose that questions at such a time may lie allowed, but they should be put as questions and without comment.

Topic:   CANADIAN BUTTER.
Permalink
CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

If you will permit me to proceed, I will confine myself to a question. But it will be necessary for me to draw the attention of the minister to a further despatch under ' Canadian Associated Press ' which the minister will find in the ' Citizen ' of this morning. I would ask if he had inquired into the matter and purposes taking any steps with a view to removing the slander that, I think, has been

placed upon Canadian butter-

Topic:   CANADIAN BUTTER.
Permalink
LIB
CON
LIB

Lawrence Geoffrey Power (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

That is not the point. But when a question is asked before the Orders of the Day are called, the rules applying to questions should be observed. The question should be a question purely and simply and should not contain any statement of facts.

Topic:   CANADIAN BUTTER.
Permalink
?

The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE (Hon. Sydney Fisher).

The hon. gentleman (Mr. Henderson) has put the question as to whether the Minister of Agriculture has looked into the matter referred to in the paragraph indicated. As it was only yesterday that the paragraph came to the government's attention, I have had no opportunity of doing so. I certainly consider the statements made in regard to Canadian butter are not justified by the quality of that article of our produce or the reputation it has gained in the British market. But I shall he very glad indeed to take such steps as may be consistent with the objects of the government to see that the reputation of Canadian butter is protected.

Topic:   CANADIAN BUTTER.
Permalink

CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.


House again in committee on Bill (No. 215) to amend the Criminal Code.-The Minister of Justice. On schedule, section 3, Section 3. By repealing paragraph (t) thereof and substituting the following paragraph : (t) the expression ' person,' ' owner,' and ' every one,' and other expressions of the



same kind, include His Majesty, and all public bodies, bodies corporate, societies and companies, and inhabitants of counties, parishes, municipalities or other districts, In relation to such acts and things as they are capable of doing and owning respectively.


?

The MINISTER OF JUSTICE (Hon. Charles Fitzpatrick).

The only change there in the insertion of the word ' Every one.' The object is to remove certain doubts that now exist. The intention is to make the definition applicable to corporations throughout the whole system of the code.

Schedule 75a,

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
Permalink
?

The MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

This clause came up for consideration some time ago. We thought it better to put it over, to consider whether it was advisable to pass it or not. This was adopted, as I explained, from the New York Penal Code. The object is to make provision with respect to men engaged in the active militia who are called out in time of strike. 1 propose to fill up the blanks in this clause, with regard to the fine, with the words ' not exceeding fifty dollars and not less than ten dollars.'

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
Permalink
CON

Seymour Eugene Gourley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GOURLEY.

That section seems to go a long way. Here are two clauses A and B. A contains the words ' deprive any other person of his employment ' and B the words ' or prevents any other person from being employed by himself or another,' while C has '.obstructs or annoys any other person or his employer in respect of the trade, business or employment of such other person, because such other person is an officer or man of the active militia, and so on. These terms are very broad, and would take in every labour organization trying to enforce the rights of its members. Does the minister think that subsections A and B are controlled by these words ' because such other person is an officer or man of the active militia,' as C is ?

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
Permalink
?

The MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

Of course.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
Permalink
CON

Seymour Eugene Gourley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GOUREEY.

It did not strike me so when I first read it.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
Permalink
?

The MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

I cannot see any doubt about it myself.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
Permalink
CON

Seymour Eugene Gourley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GOURLEY.

Has that first section been taken verbatim from the New York statute 7

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
Permalink
?

The MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

I would not like to say it is absolutely verbatim, but it lias been drafted for the purpose of conveying my own ideas.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
Permalink
CON
?

The MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

It is in the library. If my hon. friend desires to have this section stand over, I am willing' because there is another section that I want to ask to stand myself.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
Permalink
LIB

September 8, 1903