I do not think that it is a good principle to adopt that the Government should appoint a judge or judges in special cases when the properly constituted judges are unable to sit. The people would complain of these appointments; they would certainly be displeased, and would not believe it to be a good principle. Moreover, the principle of the Bill in every way is wrong. I support very strongly the suggestion of the member for Three Rivers; let us appoint another judge of the Supreme Court, if necessary. The minister knows well the position 0* the Superior Court in the province of Quebec; we have no judges to spare, and if any move in the matter of appointment is to be made, a good move would be to appoint someone to that Superior Court. The business of the Quebec courts is suffering, especially during certain months, and I suggest that the Minister of Justice look into the matter. -
Subtopic: PROVISION FOR APPOINTMENT OF A JUDGE AD HOC.