In respect of this clause there is a slight amendment. Provision was not made in the old act for a special condition of affairs prevailing under the civil law of Quebec. In that province a mortgage is executed before a notary and he retains the original document. Under the law of that province a notarial copy from the records of the notary has the same force and effect as evidence as has under the English law the original mortgage which is signed by the parties.
'Certainly. I am quite willing to cooperate, because I regard this as a peculiar bill on which we should have the best judgment of all members on both sides of the house to guide us. When we allow these sections to stand, however, I should be very happy indeed if hon. gentlemen who
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have definite opinions or suggestions to make with regard to these sections, would make such suggestions before the sections again come up for discussion, so that I may consider whether the amendments which they propose in relation to the other sections of the act, will result in a harmonious whole. I should be very glad if that could be done.
Why have any amendments? This is a good bill; it is not a political bill at all. I entirely agree with the Secretary of State; politics have nothing to do with this measure. We find that our law is not as good as we thought it was, but we want to get a good law and we are willing to do our best to amend it.
There is a slight amendment to this section. In drafting section 70 originally I overlooked the fact that a subsection of section 66 deals with similar matters. In order that the two may be in perfect harmony I am suggesting an amendment which will be read by my colleague the Solicitor General.