May 26, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)

UNION

Levi Thomson

Unionist

Mr. THOMSON (Qu'Appelle) :

I think the remarks of the hon. member for Muskoka are quite in point, taken in connection with the fact that a great number of these automobile thefts are committed innocently. I do not think we should limit the discretion of a judge to consider favourable circumstances in the case of a boy who goes out for a joy-ride with somebody else's automobile. That is theft undoubtedly, and under this amendment he cannot escape with less than a year's imprisonment. I think the minister would be well advised to reconsider the section.

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