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

UNION

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

Unionist

Mr. DOHERTY:

I think the reason for inserting the words in question is that there already exists a provision covering the case of a man having illicit connection with an imbecile woman, and that the pur-

pose of making the distinction is, I apprehend, because the present offence is not treated as being as grave and subject to as serious punishment. I am not able to lay my hand on the section at the moment but that section exists without doubt.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
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