March 23, 1937

OFFICIAL REPORT

SECOND SESSION-EIGHTEENTH PARLIAMENT 1 GEORGE VI, 1937 VOLUME III, 1937 COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM THE TWENTY-THIRD DAY OF MARCH, 1937, TO THE TENTH DAY OF APRIL, 1937, INCLUSIVE BEING VOLUME CCXIII FOR THE PERIOD 1875-1937 INDEX ISSUED IN A SEPARATE VOLUME OTTAWA J. O. PATENAUDE, I.S.O. PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY 1937 CANADA


i>ouse Of Commons debates



Tuesday, March 23, 1937


REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

BANKING AND COMMERCE


Mr. W. H. MOORE (Ontario) presented the third report of the standing committee on banking and commerce, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING


Mr. A. M. YOUNG (Saskatoon) presented the fourth report of the standing committee on railways and shipping. .


SUPREME COURT ACT

AMENDMENT TO CLARIFY PROVISION RESPECTING APPEALS

LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 78, to amend the Supreme Court Act.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

The purpose of this amendment is merely to clarify the meaning of the present section 37 of the Supreme Court Act. Under that section there is a right of appeal per saltum when parties agree and with the consent of the court of final resort in the province. It is to make clear that the appeal must be from a judgment which is applicable to that court of final resort as well.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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HAMILTON WEST BY-ELECTION


On the orders of the day:


CON

Frank Exton Lennard

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. F. E. LENNARD (Wentworth):

Before the orders of the day are called I should like to direct the attention of the house to ami-130

a statement issued by the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King), which appeared in this morning's papers, with respect to the results of yesterday's by-election in Hamilton West.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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CON

Frank Exton Lennard

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNARD:

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister made a misstatement of fact, and I should have the privilege of correcting it.

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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. I think that the hon. member's statement is not a proper one on the orders of the day.

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March 23, 1937