The bill is rather a simple one. The first section provides for an amendment to the interpretation clause in regard to the word "trustee." "Trustee" in the criminal code is defined as a trustee appointed under deed, will or other instrument in writing. The amendment is to include trustees who will be named under an act of parliament.
The other amendment is in regard to the application of fines. Generally speaking, all fines imposed, save those in regard to revenue, go to the treasurers of the various provinces to be disposed of as they see fit. There is in the present section a special clause in regard to Ontario allowing certain fines to go to the municipalities. The idea is to put Ontario on the same basis as the other provinces in respect to these fines. The matter was litigated recently and a case went to the judicial committee last autumn in regard to a large fine which was imposed in Toronto some years ago.
Subtopic: TRUSTEES DEFINED. DISPOSITION OF FINES