July 5, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)

CON

Hugh Guthrie (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

No, I am not. There are some racing experts in the house but I am not one of them.
Passing that for the moment, the next amendment was suggested after the bill had passed this house, I think in the first instance by the county crown attorney in the city of Ottawa and also some other county crown attorneys in different cities of Canada. It is to check as far as possible these gambling devices found in stores and places where the public resort, in regard to which the law is a little uncertain at the present time. The Senate has put in a clause that any person who:
conducts, manages or is a party to any scheme, contrivance or operation of any kind by which any person, upon payment of any sum of money, or by obligating himself to pay any sum of money, shall become entitled under such scheme, contrivance or operation to receive from the person conducting or managing such scheme, contrivance or operation, or any other person, a larger sum of money than the amount paid or to be paid', by reason of the fact that other persons have paid or obligated themselves to pay any sum of money under such scheme, contrivance or operation;
4298 COMMONS
Criminal Code-Senate Amendments
Commits an offence. That amendment was not submitted to the house, it came before the Senate at the request of certain law officers of the provincial governments. I have no objection to it.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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