Hon. C. J. DOHERTY (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 55, to amend the Winding-up Act. He said: The purpose of the Bill is merely to correct an anomaly that exists. The Supreme Court of Ontario includes two divisions- the High Court of Justice, and the Court of Appeal. All the rules of practice, generally speaking, are made by the entire court, comprising the two divisions. The provision in the Winding-up Act defines the court in the province of Ontario as the High Court of Justice, and confides to that court the making of the rules. The result is that, whereas all other rules of practice are made by the entire court, comprising the two divisions, the rules under the Winding-up Act are made by only one division of the court. This is anomalous, and it is on the suggestion of the Chief Justice of Ontario, with, I understand, the concurrence of the other judges of both divisions of the court, that we seek to amend the Act, so as to put the rules under the Winding-up Act in the same position as all other rules of practice in the Courts of Ontario.
Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.