Lomer GOUIN

GOUIN, The Hon. Sir Lomer, P.C., K.C., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Laurier--Outremont (Quebec)
Birth Date
March 19, 1861
Deceased Date
March 28, 1929
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lomer_Gouin
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=599c3007-3f56-45f7-8fb9-76ef91733c47&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Laurier--Outremont (Quebec)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (December 29, 1921 - January 3, 1924)
January 19, 1922 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Laurier--Outremont (Quebec)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (December 29, 1921 - January 3, 1924)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 124)


June 7, 1923

Sir LOMER GOUIN:

Oh, no.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   JUDGES ACT AMENDMENT
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June 7, 1923

Sir LOMER GOUIN:

There is a great

difference between the county court of On-

tario and the circuit court of Montreal. As I have said, this is a division of the Superior Court of the province just like a division of the Supreme Court of Ontario, and if it was not for the fact that we have four judges acting as judges of the circuit court of Montreal we would have to appoint four judges of the Superior Court to do the work. My hon. friend speaks of the county court judges in Ontario.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   JUDGES ACT AMENDMENT
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June 7, 1923

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.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   S7.000.
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June 7, 1923

Sir LOMER GOUIN:

Yes. There is no limit to their jurisdiction. There are cases that I could mention if necessary where the amount involved was over $200,000, from which judgment there was no appeal. Then as to the difference in qualifications between the judges in Ontario they cannot be appointed before five years' practice.

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Subtopic:   JUDGES ACT AMENDMENT
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June 7, 1923

Sir LOMER GOUIN:

That relates to the judges of the Admiralty Court. It was provided in the statutes of 1919 that when the salaries of the judges were increased they should not be paid any salary if they acted as-judges in Admiralty, but there was a proviso-to the effect that those who are acting as judges in Admiralty should continue to receive it. It was represented last session that some of the judges were paid fees by litigants invirtue of a ruling of the Exchequer Court. We thought it was not proper that judges should be paid by fees-

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   S7.000.
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