March 10, 1954 (22nd Parliament, 1st Session)


Stuart Sinclair Garson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)


Mr. Garson:

I am afraid I am in complete disagreement with my hon. friend in what I consider is his misconstruction of the purpose of this clause. Let us suppose that an accused is convicted of a certain offence, and has served his penalty. Then he commits the offence a second time, and is again charged. Let us suppose further that it is one of those offences for which, upon being convicted a second time, he can receive a heavier penalty. Now, once we grant that our prosecutors are blackmailers, which I do not. admit-

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