There are two or three provisions in this bill which I might mention. The first is to exempt from the operation of a section of the criminal code boxing contests
which are conducted by amateurs, with gloves not to exceed five ounces in weight, under the auspices of provincial commissions which have been authorized by provincial legislatures. In two or three provinces, notably in Ontario and Quebec, such commissions have been authorized, and recently a question has been raised as to the authority to carry on these contests under such provincial authorization.
The next is a provision brought forward at the instance of the Children's Aid Societies in various parts of Canada to amend the sections of (the code in regard to acts of immorality and drunkenness in premises where children reside.
The third is an amendment which seems to have become necessary through recent occurrences, when stench bombs have been set off very frequently in moving picture theatres, and on. one occasion I think in a church.
The fourth provision is to make a theft of the removal of logs lying in the bottom of streams and belonging to certain owners.
The other changes are very minor, more clerical than otherwise.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.
Subtopic: AMATEUR BOXING CONTESTS-PROTECTION OF CHILDREN-THEFT OF LOGS