June 27, 1946 (20th Parliament, 2nd Session)

PC

Douglas King Hazen

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HAZEN:

There seems to be a conflict of opinion between the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Trade and Commerce. I think it should be a shorter time. I do not see why the time should be extended, particularly in view of the provisions of the following section.
Mr. ST. LAURENT: I am sorry; I had possibly in mind the provision of our Quebec statutes, which I remember having had to seek to have applied in several instances, where the period is two years if no special time is set. I see in the criminal code, in the case of any offence punishable by way of summary conviction, if no time is specially limited for making any complaint, or laying any information, in the act or law relating to the particular case, the complaint shall be made, or the information laid, within six months from the time when the matter of the complaint or information arose, except in the northwest territories and the Yukon territory.

Topic:   PRECIOUS METALS MARKING
Subtopic:   REPEAL OF ACT-CONSOLIDATION OF STATUTORY PROVISIONS
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