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

UNION

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

Unionist

Mr. DOHERTY:

-and under it there
is the same necessity of proving the insanity. The purpose of this amendment is to make it an offence to have illicit connection with girls or women who are not insane but are feeble minded as defined. This creates a new offence. It does not alter the offence which is created under section 219. I observe, however, that in the latter section there has been borne in mind what the hon. member for George Etienne Cartier suggested, that there should be some provision for knowledge on the part of the person accused, and I think that probably it might be proper to make the same provision in connection with this offence. I would be prepared to amend this clause by adding similar words which would meet the objection made by the hon. member for George Etienne Cartier, and would go a long Way to obviate the other objections that have been suggested.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
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