Sir LOMER GOUIN (Minister of Justice) moved that the House go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution:
Resolved, That it is expedient to amend section six of the Judges Act, as enacted by chapter fifty-six
of the statutes of 1920, by providing that the salaries of the judges of the Supreme Court of Ontario shall be as follows-
(a) The Chief Justice of Ontario $10,000.00(b) The Chief Justice of the Second Divisional Court
10,000.00(c) Eight Justices of Appeal, each
9,000.00(d) Nine judges of the High Court Division, each
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Provided that the judge who at present holds the office of Chief Justice of the Exchequer Division, and the judge who at present holds the office of Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, shall, each respectively, and irrespective of the Division, Appellate or High Court, to which he may be assigned, continue to receive the salary of $10,000.00 which he is now receiving instead of the salary which he would otherwise receive; but that upon a vacancy occurring in the office of Chief Justice of the Exchequer Division, or in the office of Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, the salary of such Chief Justice shall cease; and provided moreover that, when the two last mentioned offices shall have been abolished, the Chief Justice who may be appointed to preside over the High Court Division shall receive a salary of $10,000.00 per annum, and the number of salaries hereby authorized for the judges of the High Court Division shall thereupon be reduced to eight.
He said: His Excellency the Governor
General, having been apprised of the subject matter of the resolution, has' given his consent thereto and commends it to the consideration of the House.