Alan Webster Neill
Mr. A. W. NEILL (Comox-Alberni):
endorse the suggestion of the leader of the opposition (Mr. Hanson). If we had such an official as a king's proctor I am sure that many of these bills would never reach this house. It is a notorious fact that there is collusion in a third if not more of these cases. I have them all here, and in nine-tenths of the cases the procedure is the same. A man goes to the hotel desk and registers for himself and the woman with him, and there happens to be a man standing at his elbow who is
able to swear a few weeks later that he saw him register. You cannot always have a coincidence like that. It is ridiculous to ask us to believe that there is not collusion in these cases. I remember one celebrated case in England many years ago where the king's proctor intervened. As I say, if we had such an official here there would be fewer divorces granted.