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the less through quieter inquiry in England, has led to the safe-guarding of the lives of the public by the placing of wireless telegraphy on all sea-going ships of importance, together with the proper appliances for the saving of every passenger.
An event which stands out in bold relief is the recent utterance of the First Lord of the Admiralty, Mr. Winston Churchill, undertaking on the part of Britain to take a holiday from the construction of war vessels provided Germany would do likewise. This proposition has been accepted with acclaim by the United States, and without doubt when the pages of history are written the address containing this offer will be one of the most notable features not only of the year but of the decade, and probably of the century. Britain’s First Lord of the Admiralty may be somewhat erratic and unconventional but he shews his origin by the largeness of his ideas and the fearlessness with which he propounds them, and it will mean much to the world at large if reason and the higher nature prevail and what is now merely a proposition becomes a reality. It may be the forerunner of the time when the sword shall be turned into the ploughshare, and arbitration take the place of warfare.
It is somewhat out of the province of a legal, literary magazine to discuss the financial situation, but owing to the fact that the new Bank Act has recently come into force it may be permissible to discuss the money stringency with reference to the conduct of the banks under that Act. When one considers that the produce of the country for the present year has never been greater and that from one end of Canada to the other the crops have been much above the average, and that over ninety million bushels of wheat have already been marketed in the West, the question arises what has become of the money. Have the returns from the grain thus far marketed been retained by the banks for advances already made to farmers, or what has become of it, for it is certain that the stringency has seldom, if ever, been so great as at the present time, and under existing conditions it seems impossible to obtain advances from the banks on anything but the most unusual terms,
It is stated that Great Britain, the world's greatest investor, is somewhat out of conceit with Canada at the present time. Whether this be so or not, and how largely Canada is herself responsible, is problematical. The theory has been advanced that the offerings of Canadian securities on the British market have been too numerous and have thus become cheapened, another, that a sentiment of irritation exists owing to the failure of Canada to arrive at some conclusion on the naval question. Be this as it may, the fact remains that British purse-strings are tightened and Canadian banks have very much “followed suit,” with the result that the lack of employment throughout the country is, for Canada, phenomenal. It would be sworth while for the readers of the Lau, Times to give the Bank Act critical consideration and compare the conditions under which Canadian banks do business with those existing in almost any other country in the world, with a view to obtaining some amendment thereto giving the public more consideration.
November 13th, 1913. The Editor, Canadian Law Times, Toronto, Ont.
Dear Sir: The attention of the Law Students Society of Regina has been called to an article which appeared in your issue for October, and I have been instructed to forward you a statement shewing their position as regards the Provincial Law School recently established in the city of Regina.
The article published in your personal column appeared it is true, in a morning paper published in this city but on the same evening the annual meeting of the student body was held and the matter fully discussed. The following resolutions were adopted unanimously:
“Resolved, that the benchers have the hearty support and co-operation of the law students of Regina in establishing the Provingial Law School in this city, and that the press be instrúcted that the article which appeared in the morning paper was not published with the sanction of the law student body and does not express its sentiments.”
“Resolved, that we express to the benchers our appreciation of their efforts in securing the Provincial Law School for Regina, and that we assure them that they can rely on the hearty support and co-operation of the law students of this city in making it a permanent success.”
The report of this meeting appeared in the press and since that date the one man responsible for the article out of a student body of sixty, has left the province.
We might state that the Law Society of Saskatchewan has purchased a building and that the school has been in full operation since the 1st day of October with an attendance of some sixty students. The lectures are of a high order and compare favourably with those which the students have received in the various universities of Canada. Each lecturer is a recognized specialist in his subject in this province. The dean Mr. T. D. Brown, B.A., is a man alive to western conditions. He received his education in Manitoba University, and for several years taught in the high schools in the West. Mr. Brown received his legal training under J. T. Brown, K.C., (now Mr. Justice Brown of the Supreme Court Bench). He was called to the bar in 1905 and is now head of the firm of Brown, Thomson & McLean. As editor of various law reports and examiner of the Law Society for the past six years, Mr. Brown is fully conversant with, and has proven his ability to meet, the needs of the student.
The following lecturers are associated with him: J. A. Allen, LL.B.; J. F. Bryant, M.A. LL.B.; P. H. Gordon, M.A.; H. Y. McDonald, B.A.; T. S. McMorran, B.A.; G. H. Barr; P. S. Stewart; J. A. Cross; E. B. Jonah; P. M. Anderson, M.A.; S. P. Grosch, B.A.; J. N. Bayne, Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs for Saskatchewan; C. J. Milligan, Master of Titles; A. D. Carrothers; R. W. Hugg; R. E. Turnbull; H. V. Bigelow, M.A. LL.B.; F. W. Turnbull; G. F. Blair; R. D. McMurchy, B.A.; J. C. Martin, B.A.
We trust that in fairness to the men responsible for the establishing of a law school in the province you will publish this statement in your esteemed magazine.
- JoHN A. STRANG, Secretary Regina Law Students’ Society.
A list of the qualified lawyers from outside points now entitled to practise law in the province of Saskatchewan was made public recently. Thirteen out of a total of twentythree lawyers being successful. The names of the successful candidates are: C. P. Tisdall, J. W. Ward, F. B. Morrison, C. M. Johnston, J. W. Blythe, A. M. Whyte, N. Gentles, R. O. Hargreaves, F. H. Long, P. A. Gaudet, G. Allan, James Cowan, R. M. Cunningham.
“The Specials,” the examinations upon which this class had to write, were held on November 4th at the same time as the other law examinations taking place throughout the province. The examinations at Regina centre were held at Regina College. There are 17 judicial centres throughout the province at which law examinations may be held, and at which qualified lawyers from outside points must sit for examination before being allowed to practise law in Saskatchewan. Five of the successful candidates tried their specials at Regina centre.
Included in the list of successful lawyers are the names of men from not only other sections of Canada but even from points in the United Kingdom, one at least having come to Saskatchewan from Scotland. Others hail from Ontario, Manitoba and the maritime provinces, all of whom have resided in Saskatchewan the prescribed length of time before writing on the examinations.
Voting took place recently among the 382 barristers on the roll of the Saskatchewan Law Society to elect benchers for the ensuing year in place of those retiring, and the following were declared to be elected: James Balfour, Regina; O. S. Black, Weyburn; W. B. Willoughby, Moose Jaw; James McKay, K.C., Prince Albert; Norman Mackenzie, K.C., Regina; J. A. M. Patrick, Yorkton; J. F. L. Embury, Regina; P. E. Mackenzie, Saskatoon; David Mundell, Moosomin. The following were the retiring benchers: James Bal. four, Regina; 0. S. Black, Weyburn; Herbert Acheson, Saskatoon; Norman Mackenzie, K.C., Regina; James McKay, K.C., Prince Albert; J. A. M. Patrick, Yorkton; W. B. Willoughby, Moose Jaw. E. L. Elwood, Regina (now Supreme Court Judge and not eligible for re-election). C. E. D. Wood, Regina (now a District Court Judge and not eligible for re-election.)"
The November sittings of the Supreme Court met in Tredericton, the full bench being present with the exception of Hon. Justice Barry. Judge Landry took his seat for the first time on the bench since his recent illness.
Mr. J. Roy Campbell of St. John, having been appointed a King's Counsel, was called within the inner Bar. Mr. A. R. Slipp, K.C., on behalf of the counsel of the barristers' society, read the names of those who had recently passed the examination for attorney, and moved that the following be admitted and sworn, Registrar Allen administering the oath: Charles J. Jones, Jos. E. Michaud, J. Bacon Dickson, Isaac C. Spicer, John M. Keefe, A. Allison Dysart, William M. Ryan, Kenneth A. Wilson, Miles B. Innes and Urban J. Sweeney.