September 15, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

Seymour Eugene Gourley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GOURLEY.

I was going to say one thing when I was speaking with reference to the question whether this parliament had to appoint judges when the legislature provided a court. The legislature of Nova Scotia provided for the county courts of Nova Scotia for six or eight years. The government of Sir John Macdonald was in power then, and, on the advice of some people that these courts were not necessary, he refused to appoint the judges for seven or eight years. So that we have a precedent for this parliament refusing to accede to the

view of a local legislature. The decision of this parliament was not to accede to the view of the local parliament, and we had to put up with that decision. We recognized 'that this parliament had the right to consider the policy as well as our local legislature.

Topic:   JUDGES OF PROVINCIAL COURTS- SALARIES.
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