Hon. FERNAND RINFRET (Secretary of State):
When we were discussing thfg
section the other day reference was made to the words:
Not less than one year after the thirteenth day of June one thousand nine hundred and twenty-three.
It was pointed out quite properly that this revision was perfectly obsolete. I may say that it was intended in this act to reproduce the exact wording of the revised statutes. I quite admit it has no meaning at all. At the same time, if we adopt the other phrase, "one year after the passing of this act" it may be misconstrued, and may be interpreted to mean that we intend to give an additional year to the holder of the patent. I move that we rescind the amendment made the other day, and strike out the words: "and not less than one year after the thirteenth day of June one thousand nine hundred and twenty-three."