Mr. THOMSON (Qu'Appelle):
I am in full sympathy with the minister's desire to provide adequate punishment in these cases, but I still think that his terms are very indefinite. In his explanation of this section it seemed to me he was leaving the impression that feeble mindedness was part of the definition. As a matter of fact it is not feeble mindedness that we are defining; mental defectiveness is the term used. That is just as vague as the other terms we are referring to. As I said before, we all require "care, consideration and control." I am not sure that we are not all more or less mentally defective.
Subtopic: CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT