Sir LOMER GOUIN (Minister of Justice) :
Reference was made yesterday by the leader of the Opposition (Mr. Meighen) to a question which was put to the Government some days ago in regard to a certain judgment which was rendered by the Court of Appeal of Manitoba in connection with the Canada Grain Act. As soon as I came into possession of the judgment and the notes of the judges I studied the case. I had a conference with my colleague the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Robb) and the member for Saltcoats (Mr. Sales), to whom I intimated my views of the case. They both requested an opportunity of meeting the members of the board before anything should be decided upon. I acceded to the request and was governed accordingly. The members of the board, I may say, arrived in Ottawa this morning, or last night. This morning they had a conference with the Minister of Trade and Commerce at which I understand, the member for Saltcoats was also present. They informed me a few minutes before the opening of the House to-day that they had not yet arrived at any final decision but would come to a conclusion during the course of the day. To-morrow, therefore, I hope to be in a position to make a statement to the House as to what decision the Government will take in the matter.
Subtopic: JUDGMENT OF THE MANITOBA COURT OF APPEAL