My reason for introducing this Bill is owing to the fact that a decision of the courts of Manitoba holds that disorderly houses kept by one woman are not liable under the provisions of the Act. The amendment is intended to make houses of this character kept by one woman or more amenable to law and order. The necessity of this amendment is demonstrated in the city of Winnipeg, which I have the honour to represent. In that city disreputable houses conducted by one woman have been established oh some of our best streets, and the
good citizens have in some cases found it necessary to take the law in their own hands, by smashing windows and doors in their effort to suppress such nuisances.