April 16, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

CON

David Tisdale

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. Mr. TISDALE.

Not if he has no civil jurisdiction; but if he has, the same reason applies, and in a stronger degree; because he might be able to arrange matters as another lawyer could not. I see no reason to prevent a police magistrate practising in the civil courts if he has no civil jurisdiction; but if he has civil jurisdiction, then civil cases should not be entertained by him or his partner. In the province of Ontario, in the early days of masters in chancery in the country, masters and their partners were allowed to practise and also to occupy the position of master in chancery; but that was eventually changed, owing to troubles and suspicions that arose.

Topic:   YUKON TERRITORY ACT AMENDMENT.
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