July 13, 1964 (26th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Favreau:

In reply to my hon. friend I may say that this is one question upon which I have received, and my predecessor as well, a relatively large amount of correspondence. It is a matter, of course, which entails so many ramifications it was quite difficult to deal with it in this bill. Furthermore, I must say that I have my views as to future amendments of the Judges Act. It is my intention to proceed in as organized a fashion as possible by asking the attorneys general of the various provinces to provide me, before a set date in any session, their representations as to the plans of their respective provinces concerning the judges.
To come back to the suggestion that has been made, I can only assure the hon. member

that I have given very serious consideration to the matter. I must be very frank and advise also that because no solution has been arrived at as yet, we could not proceed with the matter in this bill.

Topic:   JUDGES ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR SALARIES FOR ADDITIONAL JUDGES
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