July 28, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)


David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)


But every person who takes them knows that they are only redeemable in goods, and, unless the person wants to buy goods at that particular establishment, he will not take this coin in payment of a debt. I am aware that there are eases in which such a coin is occasionally used in payment of some little liability outside of the establishment that utters it. But these instances are trifling. The extent to which they go into circulation is almost nil. But the use of these coins to facilitate the business of the merchant is quite common in the country. The merchant need not write out a due-bill, but simply hands out the coin for whatever the amount may be. These tokens can be obtained in this country. They are manufactured and sold by a man in Galt, and a merchant can buy enough for S20 to suffice for a large business. They are very useful and I fail to see anything wrong in them.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE, 1892.
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