Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):
Mr. Speaker, the case of Mr. Powell will of course be dealt with on its merits, and independently of the case of Mr. Unwin. As my hon. friend knows, his sentence was for a longer period, six months, while the sentence on Mr. Unwin, by the same judge, was for three months. I may assure my hon. friend, however, that all his representations are being fully considered. I should like if possible to meet his views,
but of course any action taken must in the first place serve the ends of justice.
Subtopic: RELEASE OF J. H. UNWIN-QUESTION AS TO CONSIDERATION OF CASE OF G. F. POWELL