AYLESWORTH (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 204) to amend chapter 38 of the statutes of 1907. He said : The purpose of this
Bill is to repeal one section of the statute referred to. That statute contained a number of provisions with regard to the deposit of mortgages as railway security. The retention of one provision, which was inserted in the Senate, was due to a misunderstanding between the gentleman who was interested in obtaining legislation, a legal practitioner in the city of Ottawa, and the Deputy Minister of Justice. The deputy minister assented to a number of sections, but not to this one ; but by a misunderstanding it was included among those that were passed by the Senate and concurred in by this House. As soon as the matter was noticed-in fact, within a day or so of prorogation-a letter was written to the gentleman interested in the legislation, asking him to inform his clients of the misunderstanding, and stating that it would seem to be necessary to reconsider the provision in question.