October 4, 1949 (21st Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent:

If the hon. member will read the resolution I think he will find that it does not go that far. The resolution is merely to the effect that the rule of stare decisis ought to continue to be applied with respect to past decisions of the court. There was no expression of opinion as to what should be done to have it continued to be applied; there was merely a statement that it ought to continue to be applied. I think on that point at least the hon. member and

Supreme Court Act
I are in full agreement. I think if he reads the resolution he will not find any expression of desire that that be written into the law.

Topic:   SUPREME COURT ACT
Subtopic:   VARIOUS AMENDMENTS
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