RUSSELL (Hants) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 108) to amend the Criminal Code, 1892. He said : The Bill
makes some amendments in the law in regard to cases stated by magistrates, by way of appeal from summary convictions and orders. It seems that at present the statute is not effective. Amongst other things it provides that rules of court be made by judges to regulate procedure, but it says nothing as to what is to be done in the event of there being no rules of court, which has occurred in our province, and may occur in other provinces. This Bill adopts the English procedure in that matter. There are other matters of procedure which it is proposed to simplify in relation to cases stated by way of appeal from summary convictions.