February 23, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Allen Bristol Aylesworth (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. AYLESWORTH.

I expressed my views as to that when the Bill was last in Committee. I would not think it desirable that the accused person should have any greater right of election as to the manner of trial upon a charge under this Act than he would have under the general law. Under the general law he has certain rights, and, if he prefers to go before a jury, he would have identically the same rights under this statute.

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