in a position therefore to deal not only with the salaries to be paid the judges, but some of the conditions arising in connection therewith such as we have already been discussing. On the last occasion, some three or four years ago, when this question was under discussion, Sir Lomer Gouin brought up a measure dealing with some matters connected wTith the judiciary, and the question was raised as to pensions paid to judges and the privileges that were allowed certain judges, after they had retired from the bench, to engage in other avocations. Strong objection was taken at the time.
There are many classes of judges throughout Canada; we all know their importance, and I for one am quite in favour of the proposal made by the government that this matter should be thoroughly investigated. In view of the present position, financial and otherwise, of the country, it is only on a strongly favourable report of such a committee that the government would be justified in bringing about an increase in the salaries of judges and this could be done only by the procedure which is now suggested and which, I believe, is quite a proper one.