Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Minister of Justice) moved the second reading of and concurrence in amendments made by the Senate to Bill No. 73, to amend the criminal code.
He said: There are several amendments. It will be remembered that in the bill as introduced and passed by this house there was a .provision to amend what is known as the horse-racing clause. The Senate have now introduced a further amendment which was not in the bill passed by this house, to provide for trotting race meetings up to fourteen days in any one year. That places trotting races in the same position as running races. Hitherto trotting races at which betting by pari-mutual was allowed were limited to three days. By this amendment they may carry on for fourteen days in any one year or two meets of seven days each.