Mr. JOHNSTON (Bow River):
Yes; living on a farm. The board absolutely refused to give her a ruling on the case and has not stated definitely whether she can come under the act or not. If one looks at the section, it appears that it neither gives the debtor the right definitely nor takes it away. Therefore, since it is not definitely stated that the board could deal with this matter, they threw the whole case out, and the woman has no protection. If that section were struck out, it would, I think, definitely give the board power to deal with these cases. It seems unfair that because a man delayed so long in dying, his wife should not come under this act. I do not think that was the intention.
Subtopic: AMENDMENT OF ARRANGEMENT ACT AS TO PROPOSALS FOR COMPOSITION, ETC., IN MANITOBA