Mr. W. H. BENNETT (East Simcoe) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 45,
. to amend the Insurance Act.
He said: Mr. Speaker, this Bill is almost in the same terms as that introduced by the late Mr. Lancaster a few years ago and in view of the fact that my hon. friend the Minister of Finance (Sir Thomas White) has a notice on -the paper for the introduction of a Bill to amend the Insurance Act, I would ask that this also be allowed to go to the same committee and perhaps the two could be taken up together. This amendment which I ask leave to introduce has reference to companies upon the backs of whose certificates were endorsed certain terms as to the payment, and the rate of payment, of the premiums. It is alleged that one company, which I need not name, have, by arbitrary action, gone outside of the terms and conditions which they have at times made with insurers and it is to place these persons who have been insured in a fair position that this amendment is introduced. The discussion of this matter will be of considerable length and I would ask that it be postponed until the bill is before the committee.
Motion agreed to and Bill read the first time.