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

PC

Alfred Henry Bence

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BENCE:

If five judges are required on the bench as provided by the act, then five ought to be appointed.
Mr. ST. LAURENT: I have very much sympathy with the hon. member who, I understand, is a member of the bar of that province, but the information that I have is that the amount of litigation prosecuted in that province is not such that there has been any undue delay resulting from the fact that one of the judges of the court of appeal has been serving his country in another capacity since the beginning of the war, or because since December another vacancy has occurred in the high court of that province.

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