Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (Maison-neuve):
I notice that .an unusually large number of divorce Bills are before the House this year. A few days ago a judgment was rendered by the Supreme Court of Manitoba, in which, if I mistake not, it was declared that henceforth the courts of Manitoba could grant divorces; that under the British North America Act, as amended when Manitoba came into Confederation, the English law was, in certain circumstances, to obtain in that province, and with it the application of the English law on the annulment of marriages. I believe that that pronouncement of the Supreme Court of Manitoba has mot been challenged. The same assertion was made, I believe, by the courts in one of the other western provinces.
iSir ROBERT BORDEN: I think it was decided in the same way in Saskatchewan, judging from a press report.