Under the law the
Exchequer court in Canada is a court of admiralty and as suc'h has within Canada all the jurisdiction, powers and authority conferred by the Admiralty Act of 1890. The Privy Council in recent cases has decided that this should not apply to the changes which have been made giving additional powers to the High Court of Admiralty since 1890. This bill is to give to the Admiralty court all the powers which courts of the same class have in England.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.