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

CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

I fully concur with the viewpoint of the last speaker (Mr. Macdonald). In the course of last year, after careful inquiries from reliable sources, I found that practically all the offences which would come under these subsections (a), (b) and (c) of section 4 were committed in the larger cities. That is in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Montreal, but there were very few cases in the city of Ottawa or Quebec; in fact nearly all the cases were in those large cities and just as one hon. member has stated, they generally have lawyers in those cities who are trained men, acting as police magistrates, and they are quite competent to render justice to people charged with these offences.

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