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


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


Mr. Garson:

In dropping the section the commission considered first the difficulty in arriving at a proper amount without turning

Criminal Code
a criminal prosecution into a trial of an issue of damages, second the existence of a civil remedy, and third the duty of citizens to assist in the prosecution of offenders. As the result of such changes, costs in criminal cases will not be awarded, except on summary conviction matters and to a successful defendant in a prosecution for libel.

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