Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved that the House go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution:
Resolved, that it is expedient to amend the Judges Act, chapter 138 of the Revised Statutes, 1006, to provide:-
1. That a salary of $12,000 per annum be granted for one additional judge of the Supreme Court of Canada;
2. That on his attaining or having attained the age of seventy-five years, any judge of the
Supreme Court of Canada or of the Exchequer Court of Canada may be granted an annuity equal to that which he would then have been eligible to receive if this legislation had not been passed and if he had at that time resigned his office.
3. That if the said judge be not then eligible for the grant of an annuity, and was appointed before the passing of this legislation, or if he was appointed after the passing of this legislation and has continued in office for at least ten years, he may be.granted an annuity equal to two-thirds of his salary at the time he ceased to hold such office.
He said: His Excellency the Governor General having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution recommends it to the favourable consideration of the House.
Motion agreed to.