Hon. C. H. CAHAN (Secretary of State) moved the second reading of Bill No. 5 Respecting Unfair Competition in Trade and Commerce.
He said: Mr. Speaker, this is a motion for the second reading of Bill No. 5 entitled an Act Respecting Unfair Competition in Trade and Commerce and providing means for the enforcement of the convention to which I called attention the other day, and also means for the enforcement of the eo-called Geneva convention which was laid upon the table at a recent date entitled, an international convention for the amelioration of the condition of the wounded and sick armies in the field and which prohibits the use of the Geneva cross for certain commercial purposes. This bill I believe has been very carefully prepared and has been reviewed by a number of lawyers thoroughly versed in the Trades Mark Act. I should like to have it referred to the same special committee to which the previous bill was sent. The only objection is that the bill is very technical and is expressed in English and the full French translation will not be available for at least a fortnight. I would ask therefore, with the consent of the house, that the bill receive its second reading and be referred to the special committee with the clear understanding that when it again comes before a committee of this house the bill, together with any amendments which have been suggested by the special committee, will be presented to this house in both the English and French languages.
Motion agreed to and bill read the second time.