August 11, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)


Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)


I regret I have not the Criminal Code before me and I do not like to question the positive assertion of the hon. gentleman, but I do know that, in my own experience, it is only for the graver offences that a magistrate would refuse to admit a man to bail. Certainly he would not in the case of an offence of which the penal consequence is so light as in this case.

Topic:   XI, 1917
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