November 30, 1951 (21st Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Solicitor General of Canada; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Garson:

I am afraid that I cannot at the moment give accurate figures in that regard. I shall be glad to get them and give them to my hon. friend. The registrar has a staff. He needs stenographers and clerical staff because the volume of litigation in these courts is large and a staff is required for that purpose. Then a good deal of the registrar's time is taken up with these judical duties that I was speaking about. The taxing of bills of costs takes up a great deal of time, as does the hearing of these interlocutory motions and the hearing of references. My hon. friend would be under a quite wrong impression if he thought that this gentleman was just a sort of glorified county court clerk with a staff of clerks under him.

Topic:   AMENDMENT TO INCREASE MAXIMUM SALARY OF REGISTRAR
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