Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Codification Commission”, 1st Parl, 2nd Sess (26 April 1869)

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Date: 1869-04-26
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 1st Parl, 2nd Sess, 1869 at 81.
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Mr. Stirton moved an address for the names of the commissioners or others appointed for the codification of the laws; the salaries to be paid to each person so employed, and the amount already paid and to whom paid.

Sir John A. Macdonald said there was to be a commission, not for codifying the laws, but for rendering uniform the laws of Ontario and the Maritime Provinces. No commissioners had yet been appointed, but the Government would do so before long, and would, at the same time, fix their salaries.

Mr. Mackenzie said that from a statement brought down this afternoon it appeared that $2,000 had already been paid for this purpose, but it was not stated to whom the amount had been paid.

Sir John A. Macdonald said if the motion were altered so as to ask simply for a statement of the money expended with reference to the rendering uniform laws, he would not object to it.

The phraseology of the motion was altered accordingly, and was then agreed to.

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