July 13, 1908 (10th Parliament, 4th Session)


Hon. A. B.@

AYLESWORTH (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 210) to amend the Northwest Territories Act. He said : The purpose is to provide means for better trial of causes of action which may arise in the Territories. The proposition is to confer jurisdiction on the courts of the adjoining provinces, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, leaving the choice to the plaintiff, but conferring on the courts in each province the power to refuse to entertain the action unless it appears that it can be more conveniently tried by the courts of that particular province than of any other.

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