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

L LIB

Jacques Bureau

Laurier Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

The section of the Act
says that on the trial of any offence under sections 4, 5 or 8 of the Act the trial judge may instruct the jury that if in their view the evidence does not show that the accused is wholly or chiefly to blame for the commission of the offence they may find a verdict of acquittal. Now, we might by this Bill strike out the clause in the section of the Act which deals with the age of consent and let the others remain.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
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