May 25, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)

UNION

John Allister Currie

Unionist

Mr. CURRIE:

Might I suggest to the minister that in sub-clause 5 of section 13, line 34, after the word "minister," a few words should be inserted to the affect that "the minister, if by him deemed advisable, may grant." That will give the power to suppress on behalf of the author and cover all the objections raised. As it stands now the minister must grant the application. If there was an objection and it was de-

sired to suppress the book I do not see how the minister could act, unless some discretion is given to him in this clause as suggested by the right hon. - member for King's (Sir Robert Borden).

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COPYRIGHT ACT AMENDMENT
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