Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 120, to amend the Prisons and Reformatories Act.
He said: Under the Prisons and Reformatories Act, when a girl of Protestant faith in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island is convicted for certain offences, the judge, instead of sending her to prison, may send her to the Maritime Home for Girls at Truro. The object of this bill is to apply
the same provisions to a new institution in New Brunswick called the Interprovincial Home for Women, which was established in Moncton last year.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.