September 11, 1950 (21st Parliament, 3rd Session)


Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

As the minister has indicated, the principle of this bill has commended itself to the house. Nevertheless, I think one is bound to point out that the provisions of legislation of this kind are not those that parliament should be called upon to enact. If this bill becomes law, there will not be any opportunity for parliament to review the extent to which the provisions of the act may be applied to all manner of goods and classes of goods within the next two
Consumer Credit Act
years. We are simply handing every possible class of goods and all chattel property over into the keeping of the governor in council, having regard to the application of this act'. There are no limitations in the act at all. For my part I view with misgiving legislation as wide and unrestricted in its terms as that.

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