Mr. Speaker, as the explanation would be somewhat lengthy I prefer to state si-mp'ly the purport of the bill and give the details on second reading. This bill provides for a new subsection 5 to section 32 of the Dominion Franchise Act which section deals with the hearing by a judge of appeals from the decisions of a registrar. The amendment is to the effect that, in making an order. for the retention of names cn or the removal of names from the list, the judge must have before him affirmative evidence showing that the person is disqualified and nonresident or that he is qualified and resident. This will affect prospective appeals in connection with 4,000 cases in one constituency alone. The next amendment has been suggested by the
law clerks of this house and is to make a change in one word in the French version. The French law clerk says that this is merely a clerical correction. The word "removal" is used in the English version and he contends that this should be translated as "demenage-ment" intend of "destitution."
Topic: DOMINION FRANCHISE ACT
Subtopic: EVIDENCE IN APPEAL TO JUDGE FROM RULING OF REGISTRAR OF ELECTORS
Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Minister of Justice) moved the first reading of Bill No. 106 to amend the Juvenile Delinquents Act.
He said: This bill which comes from the Senate proposes to amend the Juvenile Delinquents Act by a clause limiting the time for the bringing of prosecutions. It proposes also to amend the section with regard to probation officers, which section does not apply to Alberta. The government of that province have requested that this section be made applicable to Alberta. There is another slight amendment adding some words to the clause which provides that it is no defence if a child does not eventually become delinquent.
Motion agreed to.
CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 107, to amend the criminal code.
passed by the Senate. It provides for the amendment of two sections in the criminal code having regard to offences against the delinquency act which now appears in the code. It is to make the bills correspond.