July 20, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

CON

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOHERTY:

At the time that case occurred I was not in a position to bring in an amendment to the law. Since the hon. gentleman mentions the fact, I have some recollection of their being such a case. I think it would have been desirable if this anomalous condition of affairs had been earlier corrected. The matter had been brought to my attention this year, in connection not with the case that the hon. gentleman mentions, but with one or two other cases that occurred in the province of Quebec. At that time I rather came to the conclusion that the law ought to be amended; the member for Kamouraska very likely had similar information and entertained the same view of the matter.

Topic:   SUPREME COURT AND EXCHEQUER COURT ACTS AMENDMENT.
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