March 27, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)



After having heard this definition read to the House, I need not say how very difficult it is to define such terms as immoral or impure. I think any attempt of that sort must fail, as this attempt fails. I would have preferred myself that the Bill had remained as it was introduced, with the words indecent or immoral continued. But I can quite appreciate the idea of those who suggested that the word obscene should, take the place of those words, because in the Criminal Code, which the Bill seeks to amend, the word obscene occurs ; and it is good legislation to use the same term as much as possible in the same paragraph or section of a code.
Amendment negatived, and Bill read the third time and passed.

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