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Noel, Q.C., Arthabaskaville ; F. B. Wade, Q.C., Bridgewater, N.S.; Hon. L. G. Power, Halifax ; D. McNeil, Q.C., Halifax ; Hon. Wm. Pugsley, Q.C., St. John, N.B. ; D. Mullin, St. John, N.B. ; Hon. L. H. Davies, Q.C., Ottawa ; J. T. Mellish, Charlottetown; D. A. Mackinnon, Charlottetown ; E. V. Bodwell, Victoria ; H. J. Macdonald, Q.C., Winnipeg.

COMMITTEE ON LEGAL PROCEDURE.--H. J. Macdonald, Q.C., Winnipeg ; F. L. Beique, Q.C., Montreal ; W. A. O. Morson, Q.C., Charlottetown ; Hon. Wm. Pugsley, Q.C., St. John ; F. H. Chrysler, Q.C., Ottawa ; C. S. Harrington, Q.C., Halifax.

COMMITTEE ON LAW REPORTING.— Jas. Kirby, Q.C., Montreal ; A. J. Trueman, St. John, N.B. ; F. T. Congdon, Halifax, N.S. ; R. G. Code, Ottawa ; D. A. Mackinnon, Charlottetown, P.E.I.

COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE AND LAW REFORM.-Wm. Lount, Q. C., Toronto; C. B. Carter, Q.C., Montreal ; D’Alton McCarthy, Q.C., Toronto; H. C. Saint Pierre, Q.C., Montreal ; J. S. Ewart, Q.C., Winnipeg ; Arthur Drysdale, Q.C., Halifax.

COMMITTEE ON LEGAL EDUCATION.-Æmilius Irving, Q.C., Toronto ; Arthur Globensky, Q.C., Montreal ; D. Macmaster, Q.C., Montreal ; B. Russell, Q.C., Halifax ; J. T. Mellish, Charlottetown.

COMMITTEE ON COMPARATIVE LEGISLATION.-Sir L. H. Davies, Q.C., Ottawa ; 0. A. Howland, Toronto; F. Langelier, Q.C., Quebec ; D. McNeil, Q.C., Halifax ; R. E. Harris, Q.C., Halifax ; P. B. Mignault, Q.C., Montreal ; Daniel Mullin, St. John, N.B.

COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL LAW.—Sir Chas. H. Tupper, Q.C., Halifax ; F. L. Beique, Q.C., Montreal ; Hon. F. Peters, Q.C., Charlottetown ; Aulay Morrison, New Westminster, B.C. ; Dr. R. C. Weldon, Q.C., Halifax ; J. A. Gemmill, Ottawa; O. A. Howland, Toronto.

COMMITTEE ON INSOLVENCY AND COMMERCIAL LAW.-F. Arnoldi, Q. C., Toronto ; E. V. Bodwell, Victoria ; D. Macmaster, Q.C., Montreal ; Hon. H. Archambeault, Q.C., Montreal ; G. F. Gregory, Q.C., Fredericton ; R. L. Borden, Q.C., Halifax.

Resolutions were then passed expressing regret at the absence of Sır Henry Strong, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and Judge Baby, late of the Court of Appeals for Quebec ; and also congratulations to Sir Henry Strong on his elevation to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

At a meeting of the Council it was resolved that the next annual meeting should be held at Ottawa on or about the ist May, 1898.

At 3 o'clock the members of the Association attended at the Studley quoit club grounds as guests of the club,

TRANSACTIONS

OF THE

THIRD ANNUAL MEETING

OF THE

CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION.

OTTAWA, MAY 18TH AND 19TH, 1898.

The first session of the third annual meeting was opened at 11.15, at the Board of Trade Building. Owing to the absence of the President, the Hon. J E. Robidoux, Q.C., through illness, Mr. O. A. Howland, Vice-President for Ontario, took the chair.

The following programme was then announced :

I.

WEDNESDAY, 18TH MAY. Meeting at Board of Trade Room, Central Chambers, 11 a.m. 1. Reading of Minutes and Reports. 2. Address by the President, Hon. J. E. Robidoux, Q.C. 3. General Business 3. p.m.-Meeting at Railway Committee Room, House of Commons.

aper by Mr. B. Russell, Q.C., of Halifax. Subject—“ The Provisions of the British North America Act for Uniformity of Provincial Laws."

2/ Discussion of Paper.
3. General Business.
8 p.m.-- Meeting at Railway Committee Room, House of Commons.

1. Paper by Mr. O. A. Howland, of Toronto. Subject—“Constitutional and International Aspects of the Spanish-American War.”

2. Discussion of Paper. 3. General Business.

THURSDAY, 19TH MAY. 10 a.m.—Meeting at Board of Trade Rooms. 1. Paper by J. T. Mellish, Charlottetown. 2. General Business.

1. p.m.—Luncheon to visiting members at Hotel Victoria, Aylmer, as guests of the Bar of Ottawa.

The minutes of the last general meeting were read and confirmed, and the Secretary read the report of council, printed as an appendix hereto, which was received and adopted.

The Treasurer then read his report showing a balance on hand of $165.17, to which was to be added $19, received since the closing of his accounts; this report was received. His report is also printed as an appendix hereto.

Letters were then read from His Excellency the Governor-General and the Premier, Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, regretting their inability to attend the Association's meetings on account of other engagements.

A Committee was then elected to nominate officers and committees, with instructions to report at a subsequent meeting.

The following resolutions were then carried :

Resolved: That this Association records its profound regret on account of the death of D’Alton McCarthy, Q.C., M.P., a member of the Executive of the Association, which deprives the profession throughout Canada of one of its most distinguished ornaments, and cuts short a most brilliant public career in the Parliament of our country. That this Association desires the Council to convey to the bereaved family the assurance of the deep sympathy felt by all the members of the Association.

Resolved : That this Association expresses its deep sorrow for the death of Harry Abbott, Q.C., of the Quebec Bar, a member of our Association, who has been taken away in the prime of life.

Several members spoke to both resolutions.

The second session met at 3 p.m. in the Railway Committee Room, House of Commons.

Mr. Howland in the chair.
Owing to the fact that several members were necess

essarily detained by business before the Supreme Court and in the House, the meeting adjourned

to 8 p.m.

At 8 p.m. the third session was held at the Railway Committee Rooms. Mr. Howland in the chair.

The meeting was opened by the chairman's calling on Mr. Russell to read a paper written by him on “ The Provisions of the British North America Act for uniformity of Provincial Laws.” On its conclusion there was a discussion participated in by several members.

Mr. Aulay Morrison, Vice-President for British Columbia, then took the chair and called upon Mr. Howland, who read his paper entitled “Constitutional and International Aspects of the Spanish-American War." As the hour was late discussion of this paper was postponed to next morning's session.

THURSDAY, 19TH MAY, 1898. The fourth session was held in the Board of Trade Building, at 10 a.m. Mr. Howland in the chair.

Mr. J. E. Farewell, Q.C., of Whitby, was called on and read his paper entitled “ Concerning Coroners and Coroners' Inquests.” On its conclusion a discussion took place on Mr. Howland's paper of the previous evening, and Mr. Farewell's just read.

Discussion then took place with regard to the printing of the papers. Finally it was resolved that the executive be recommended to print the proceedings and all papers read, and that the method of distribution be left to the executive. All papers to be subject to revision by their writers.

The nominating committee then presented its report of officers, which was accepted with a few changes. The list of officers finally determined on was as follows, and they were elected unanimously :

Hon. PRESIDENT.-Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, K.C.M.G., P.C, Ottawa.
PRESIDENT. -Æinilius Irving, Q.C., Toronto.
SECRETARY.--A. Falconer, Montreal.
TREASURER.–C. B. Carter, Q. C., Montreal.

VICE-PRESIDENTS.-Hon. J. E. Robidoux, Q.C., Montreal ; B. Russell, Q.C., M.P., Halifax ; Hon. J. R. Gowan, Q.C., C.M.G., Barrie ; G. F. Gregory, Q.C., Fredericton; D. A. Mackinnon, Charlottetown; E. V. Bodwell, Victoria ; H. J. Macdonald, Q.C., Winnipeg ; Hon. J. A. Lougheed, Q.C., Calgary.

COUNCIL. - Ex-officio -- Hon. David Mills, Q.C., Minister of Justice, Ottawa ; Hon. Chas. Fitzpatrick, Q.C., M.P., Sol.-Gen., Ottawa.

Elected.-Hon. Sir C. H. Tupper, Q.C., Victoria ; 0. A. Howland, Toronto ; Wm. Lount, Q.C., Toronto ; F. H. Chrysler, Q C., Ottawa ; J. E. Farewell, Q.C., Whitby; Matthew Wilson, Q.C., Chatham; D. Macmaster, Q.C., Montreal ; F. L. Beique, Q.C., Montreal; Hon. C. A. Geoffrion, Q.C., Montreal; W. C. Languedoc, Q.C., Quebec ; Hon. R. Dandurand, Montreal ; R. L. Borden, Q.C., Halifax ; F. B. Wade, Q.C, Bridgewater ; C. S. Harrington, Q.C., Halifax; Hon. L. G. Power, Q.C., Halifax; Hon. Wm. Pugsley, Q.C., St. John, N.B.; C. A. Stockton, St. John, N.B. ; Hon. L. H. Davies, Q.C., Ottawa ; Hon. A. B. Warburton, Q.C., Charlottetown ; W. S. Stewart, Q.C., Charlottetown ; J. S. Ewart, Q.C., Winnipeg.

The Nominating Committee then reported names for Special Committees as follows, which were adopted :

LEGAL EDUCATION.-Æmilius Irving, Q.C., Toronto ; A. Globensky, Q.C., Montreal ; D. Macmaster, Q.C., Montreal ; B. Russell, Q.C., Halifax ; J. T. Mellish, Charlottetown.

JURISPRUDENCE AND LAW REFORM.-J. S. Ewart, Q.C., Winnipeg ; C. B. Carter, Q.C., Montreal ; Henry O'Brien, Toronto ; H. C. St. Pierre, Q.C., Montreal ; Wm. Lount, Q.C., Toronto ; A. Drysdale, Q.C., Halifax.

LEGAL PROCEDURE. -H. A. Powell, Q.C., Sackville, N.B.; F. L. Beique, Q.C., Montreal ; W. A. (). Morson, Q.C., Charlottetown; Hon. Wm. Pugsley, Q.C., St. John, N.B. ; F. H. Chrysler, Q.C., Ottawa ; C. S. Harrington, Q.C., Halifax.

INSOLVENCY AND COMMERCIAL LAW.-F. Arnoldi, Q.C., Toronto ; E. V. Bodwell, Victoria ; D. Macmaster, Q.C., Montreal; Hon. H. Archambeault, Q.C., Montreal ; G. F. Gregory, Q.C., Fredericton ; R. L. Borden, Q.C., Halifax ; J. Parker Thomas, Belleville.

LAW REPORTING.-F. T. Congdon, Halifax ; A. J. Trueman, St. John, N.B.; Jas. Kirby, Q.C., Montreal ; R. G. Code, Ottawa ; P. A. Mackinnon, Charlottetown.

COMPARATIVE LEGISLATION.-B. Russell, Q.C., Halifax ; O. A. Howland, Toronto; D. Mullin, St. John, N.B. ; D. McNeil, Q.C., Halifax ; R. E. Harris, Q.C., Halifax ; P. B. Mignault, Q.C., Montreal.

INTERNATIONAL LAW. - Sir C. H. Tupper, Q.C., Victoria ; F. L. Beique, Q.C., Montreal ; F. Peters, Q.C., Victoria ; O. A. Howland, Toronto ; Aulay Morrison, New Westminster ; R. C. Weldon, Q.C., Halifax ; J. A. Gemmill, Ottawa.

It was also resolved that the first member named in each case should be Convenor, and should be expected to obtain a report or paper for next meeting from his committee or some member thereof.

On motion of Senator Power, seconded by Mr. Chrysler, it was resolved "that the question of securing improvement in the method of admitting menbers of the Bar of one province to membership in the Bar of another province be remitted to the committee on Comparative Legislation.”

The following resolutions were then carried. Resolved : “That the next meeting of the Association be held in Toronto at a date to be fixed by the executive.” Resolveil: "That in the opinion of this Association the time has come for another revision of the Dominion statutes, and that this resolution be communicated to the Honorable the Minister of Justice.” Carried without discussion.

The meeting then adjourned to meet in the same place at 4 o'clock.

At the adjournment of the morning meeting cars were in waiting, and the visiting members were conveyed to the Hotel Victoria, Aylmer, where a luncheon was tendered them as guests of the Bar of Ottawa.

The chair was taken by Mr. W. D. Hogg, Q.C., Ottawa, the vice-chairs by Messrs. M. J. Gorman, President of the County of Carleton Law Association, and Mr. F. H. Chrysler, Q.C., of Ottawa.

The following is the programme of toasts :-
The Queen and the Governor-General, proposed by the chairman.

The Senate and House of Commons, proposed by the chairman, responded to by Senator Power of Halifax ; B. Russell, Q.C., M.P., of Halifax ; H. A. Powell, Q.C., M.P., of Sackville, N.B. ; N. A. Belcourt, M.P., of Ottawa ; and H. J. Logan, M.P., of Amherst, N.S.

The Bench, proposed by Mr. Chrysler and responded to by Judge Lavergne of Aylmer, Que., Judge MacTavish of Ottawa and Judge Mosgrove of Ottawa.

The Canadian Bar Association, proposed by the chairman and responded by Messrs. 0. A. Howland, Toronto ; G. F. Gregory, Fredericton ; Henry O'Brien of Toronto; A. Falconer of Montreal ; and D. A. Mackinnon of Charlottetown, P.E.I.

The Bar of Ottawa was then proposed by Mr. Falconer and Mr. Mackinnon, and responded to by Mr. Hogg and Mr. Gorman.

On the return to Ottawa at 6 o'clock from Aylmer of the members of the Association, an adjourned meeting was held at the Board of Trade. Mr. Howland in the chair.

Votes of thanks were passed to the Ottawa Board of Trade, and to the House of Commons for use of rooms for meetings, and to the Bar of Ottawa for their reception of the Association.

A resolution was also passed that the question of the incorporation of the Canadian Bar Association be referred to the favorable consideration of the executive.

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