Sir LOMER GOUIN:
I move an amendment to clause 1, which will read as- follows:
Provided further that any judge who enjoys immunity from taxes or deductions by reason of the provisions of section 11 of chapter 56 of the statutes of 1920, entitled "An Act to amend the Judges Act," shall continue to enjoy that immunity, but shall not, either in respect of the judicial office which he now holds, or in respect of any judicial office to which he may be hereafter appointed, the salary of which is provided for by this section, receive any salary in addition to that which he is receiving at the time of the passing of this act, unless he elect, as he may effectively do, at or within three months after his appointment to any such latter office, wholly to wraive or forego such immunity from taxes or deductions.
In 1920 an exemption was granted to the judges whose salaries were increased, and the effect of the amendment was that those who refused the increased salary would be exempt from the income tax, changing the status of the judges of the Supreme Court of Ontario. But with respect to those who are to be removed to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Ontario we thought we would make it clear that this would apply. If they do not accept the increased salary they will have the benefit of the exemption.