July 26, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

NAT

Howard Charles Green

National Government

Mr. GREEN:

Yes. It gives power to vary the will. It enables the wife or the child to apply to have the will varied and is used in quite a few cases. I do not see what earthly right the dominion government has to refuse to recognize that provincial law. The provinces have the right to pass such laws and the dominion should' recognize them. There is just as much reason why the dominion should recognize the Testator's Family Maintenance Acts as that it should recognize the intestacy laws of a province. They are absolutely on the same footing, and I cannot understand why the dominion refuses to recognize these maintenance acts.

Topic:   DOMINION SUCCESSION DUTY ACT
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