March 24, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

There is too much work for the court to do at the present moment.
Mr. ST. LAURENT: I think there is. I see my colleague the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Fournier) is not here at the moment. He was listening attentively to what one hon. member had to say about the place where that court and the supreme court are housed. I am afraid the hon. member exaggerated a bit, because I have visited from time to time the premises in Downing street where the judicial committee of the privy council sat, and though I am not as a lawyer satisfied with the premises now occupied by our supreme court or by our exchequer court, they do have something of an age-old respectability that also pervades the premises where the judicial committee of the privy council used to sit.

Topic:   EXCHEQUER COURT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR APPOINTMENT OF THIRD JUDGE
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