Mr. MERCIER (St. Henri):
I was paired with the hon. member for West Hamilton (Mr. Bell). Had I voted I would have voted against the motion.
The chief justice was right, the proof was not sufficient. The certificate of death should have been filed.
On the general principles of evidence.
What you give with one hand you withdraw with the other.
This is the bill that is on the table for distribution to members of the house.