April 5, 1932 (17th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Hugh Guthrie (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)


That was the question that struck me in the first instance. This is really a financial matter; it has to do with the winding up of estates and the distribution of assets. It is not strictly a legal matter at all, and it was thought that if a superintendent were appointed he would occupy somewhat the same position as that occupied by the superintendent of insurance, for instance, who has charge of all the insurance over which the Dominion government has control, and who is an official of the Department of Finance. I believe this matter was thoroughly considered by the Canadian Bar Association committee, and they thought it would be appropriate to attach such an official, if one were appointed, to the Department of Finance rather than to the Department of Justice.

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