Clause 3. — (Power of Parliament of Dominion to legislate extra-territorially.)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 24th November 1931.

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Photo of Mr Charles Williams Mr Charles Williams , Torquay

May I put it in this way? Suppose that a miner worked an hour longer than he was permitted by the law in his own country, and then came back to his own country, would he then be liable to be prosecuted? The Solicitor-General said that you have a law as far as flying is concerned in Canada, and that if it is broken the man responsible is liable when he comes back. Suppose he breaks these other laws, is he liable when he comes back?