July 18, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

LIB

Frank Broadstreet Carvell

Liberal

Mr. CARVELL:

I had a stronger case than that in the last six months. A client living within thirty or forty rods of a small country station and siding lost some stock. In New Brunswick our farms are not fenced on the road. We have no highway fences, and this man's cattle were around his premises as they ordinarily were. They got on the track where there were neither fences nor cattleguards. When I came to go into the matter I saw by the authorities that I had no chance of winning the case. The farmer was guilty under the decisions of allowing his cattle to stray away and he had no right of action.

Topic:   P520 COMMONS
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