Lewis Herbert MARTELL

MARTELL, Lewis Herbert, B.A., M.A., B.C.L.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Hants (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
March 26, 1885
Deceased Date
August 24, 1962
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Herbert_Martell
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=2e260e8b-f807-4883-bc18-86ae7402eaec&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Hants (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 220)


June 8, 1925

Mr. MARTELL:

Before my right hon.

friend takes his seat,-probably I did not understand him, but is it not a fact that the relief for the Farmers' Bank was introduced by way of a bill?

Topic:   EDITION
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June 8, 1925

Mr. MARTELL:

Not on the ground that

any other bank would have the right to be reimbursed; otherwise that would be giving a government guarantee to every bank. The hon. member is supporting solely on the ground that the trouble arose as a consequence of the war?

Topic:   HOME BANK
Subtopic:   PROPOSED PAYMENT OF DEPOSITORS TO THE AMOUNT OF $5,450,000
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June 8, 1925

Mr. MARTELL:

I find by Hansard of

June 2, 1914, that Hon. Sir Thomas White moved the second reading of Bill No. 185, for the relief of the depositors of the Farmers' Bank of 'Canada. Probably I misunderstood my right hon. friend.

Topic:   EDITION
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June 8, 1925

Mr. MARTELL:

This is like every other criminal case-the burden of proof is upon the prosecution. If the quantity is supposed to be 2,900 bushels and the attorney general finds that it is only 1,900, the man is charged with theft of or converting to his own use 100 bushels. The burden is upon the crown to show that the man actually had the extra 100 bushels in his possession, and converted them to his own use in some way. I do not see how anybody is going to Ibe hurt. You are not by this clause putting the burden of proof upon the defendant. If the bailiff seized 2,000 bushels of grain and it turns out afterwards that there were only 1,900 bushels, and if the bailiff really believes that the 100 bushels were misappropriated by the person holding them in custody, he can lay a charge and it is incumbent upon the bailiff to prove that the 100 bushels were stolen.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
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June 8, 1925

Mr. MARTELL:

That is what I understood him to say.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
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