Mr. Chairman, perhaps we should stop once in a while so you can write your initials beside the clauses. Clause 623 is rewritten from certain sections of the old code in such a way as to put a limit upon the 83276-182
fine that may be imposed on a corporation where the offence is a summary conviction offence. Under the present section 1035 of the code the fine was in the discretion of the court, whether it was a summary conviction or indictable offence. The two types of offences seem now to have been separated. While it is still in the discretion of the court where it is an indictable offence, a limit of $1,000 has been provided where the offence is on summary conviction. Will the minister state why that limit was imposed. Does he think it is wise?