April 1, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

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The MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR.

-constitutes the two judges of the territorial court, together with the gold commissioner, an appellate court. Heretofore, under the mining regulations, the appeal from the decision of the gold commissioner has been to the Minister of the Interior. The change is, that instead of the decision being appealed from the gold commissioner to the Minister of the Interior, the decision is appealed from the gold commissioner to the appellate court as it is constituted. The ordinance clearly declares that the decision of the appellate court is final; so, I do not think there will be any question as to what the meaning and intention of the ordinance is. If the hon. gentleman (Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper) desires I will bring down a copy of the ordinance, so that he may have an opportunity of perusing it. The question whether, from the appellate court thus constituted, there should be an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, is a question of policy which is a fair question for discussion.

Topic:   YUKON-CONSTITUTION OF THE COURTS.
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