April 2, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)


Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

tioned may arise in connection with the enforcement of this Act, and it seems to me that it would be better to confer this jurisdiction upon courts of a higher jurisdiction such as the county court or the Supreme Court of the different provinces. To allow proceedings of this kind to be taken before a small debts court or before two justices of the peace will not give us very much safeguard in the way of responsibility, in some eases at least. If it is the intention of the right hon. gentleman to create by this enactment some safeguard against the enforcement of the Act it seems to me that it might very well merit the attention of the First Minister and his government, as to whether he has got the proper courts for enforcing the provisions of this statute.

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