July 17, 1943 (19th Parliament, 4th Session)

NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

The minister is carrying that doctrine further than his predecessor. He had to be convinced it was a proper change before he would bring it in.
Mr. ST. LAURENT: That may be; but my view is that when a plausible case is made out by an attorney general or by attorneys general for an amendment with respect to procedure I feel it my duty to bring it before parliament, because parliament is the only body which can deal with and pronounce upon it. I would not take the same view with respect to the creating of substantive crimes. That, in my opinion, is on a different footing.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS WITH RESPECT TO BETTING, PREVIOUS OFFENCE CHARGED, ETC.
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