May 15, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)

CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Leader of the Opposition) :

Some time ago an hon. member called the attention of the Minister of Justice (Sir Lomer Gouin) to a decision of the Court of Appeal of Manitoba on the question of federal jurisdiction in the matter of the grain trade. That decision was of a very serious nature and the Minister of Justice stated at the time that he was securing information as to its effect before determining what course the Government should follow. Since then some two weeks or more have elapsed. If the decision goes to the extent that it appears to go, there will be cause for action on the part of Government and Parliament, unless the whole supervision of the grain trade is to remain in the most precarious position. I now call the attention of the Government to the matter again. Although the Minister of Justice is absent, I hope we may have a statement on the subject from the Solicitor-General or the Prime Minister.

Topic:   GRAIN TRADE
Subtopic:   JUDGMENT OP MANITOBA COURT OF APPEAL.
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