April 23, 1923 (14th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Henri Sévérin Béland (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment; Minister presiding over the Department of Health)

Liberal

Mr. BELAND:

My hon. friend will admit
that a question of law can always be discussed without witnesses being present should an appeal be taken, but as to a question of fact, if the principal witnesses are not at the disposal of the Crown , prosecutor my hon. friend will realize that he would be at a great disadvantage in case of an appeal.

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