Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):
The words "or subsequent" are added-"or subsequent to his conviction." I assume that some case has arisen which makes this necessary in the administration of justice. Perhaps the minister will explain.
Mr. ST. LAURENT: It came about in this way. There was a tesd case before the court of appeal; the magistrate dealing with another case wished to have the benefit of the decision that would be given by the court of appeal before pronouncing sentence, and when the time arrived to recall the convicted person for sentence difficulties arose over this section in the code.
Subtopic: AMENDMENTS WITH RESPECT TO BETTING, PREVIOUS OFFENCE CHARGED, ETC.