June 3, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)


Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)


Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

I do not regard the hon. gentleman s remarks as constituting a question of privilege, but I have no objection to saying that when he introduced his bill the Department of Justice expressed the opinion that no amendment to the section was needed to protect the persons whom he intends to protect.
I do not think any amendment to the section is required to protect the persons whom it is intended to protect, as indicated in the explanatory note. For instance, if a farmer in selling milk delivers it to the purchaser in a bottle produced by the purchaser, presumably for the purchaser's own use, the farmer would not, in the language of the section, "fill such bottle with milk for the purpose of sale or traffic." He merely sells the milk. Nor would he "use such bottle for the sale therein of milk." He merely sells the milk, the purchaser uses the bottle. Nor would he "have such bottle." The purchaser has the bottle.

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