May 14, 1929 (16th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Newton Manley Young

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. N. M. YOUNG (Toronto Northeast):

As the sponsor of this bill perhaps I should say a word or two. The evidence in support of this case has been understated. There is such a thing in law as res ipsa loquitur-the thing speaks for itself. This man had venereal disease, and no one would deny that that is a reason for divorce. As far as the children are concerned, whether this house has jurisdiction or not there is in the province where the petitioner resides jurisdiction to grant the custody of the children, and there are institutions to look after these' children if the

Procedure Respecting Divorce
parents are unable to dlo so. I do not think it becomes us to give any petitioner coming before this house more relief than is asked for. There is no relief asked for in this case so far as the children are concerned, and I am prepared to take the responsibility of saying that institutions in Ontario will provide sufficient protection for the children either at the behest of or in'spite of their parents.

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