Will the minister explain?
Mr. ST. LAURENT: This is to introduce into the Canada Evidence Act a provision under which declarations and affidavits made before Canadian foreign trade representatives abroad will avail as if made by commissioners especially appointed to receive affidavits. There are similar provisions in most if not all of the provincial statutes dealing with evidence governed by provincial law.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time. INCOME WAR TAX ACT
Subtopic: AMENDMENT WITH RESPECT TO TAKING OF AFFIDAVITS ABROAD