Mr. Speaker, this is an amendment to subsection 1 of section 5 of the act respecting the Revised Statutes of Canada which was adopted during the session of 1947-48. The amendment provides for the addition of the following words:
-and whenever in the said statutes or acts, or amendments thereto, the expression "Dominion of Canada" is used, there shall be substituted therefor the expression "Canada", and whenever the word "Dominion" is used, there shall be substituted therefor the word "Canada" or "Canadian or "federal", respectively, or such other adequate word as the context requires.
The reason for this amendment is obvious. It is to be found in the fact that since Canada has ceased to be a dominion and has become a sovereign state, the word "dominion" as applied to Canada has lost its meaning, and-
Topic: REVISED STATUTES OF CANADA ACT
Subtopic: SUBSTITUTION OF "CANADA" FOR "DOMINION OF CANADA", ETC.