The Victorian Reports Volume 30

The Victorian Reports Volume 30

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: that, because there is much language in the Statutes consistent with that view and It is true that the Legislature nowhere definitely or strikingly sets out that it is not easily consistent with the other view. proposing to make that change, which would be a very large departure from the original subject-matter of legislation; it does not in a striking fashion indicate that that change has been made. We think therefore that, in order that we may best determine this Act, it is better in all the circumstances to assume that this was the intention of the Legislature than to decide in the other and narrower way. We are the more impelled to that view by the general canon of construction, that the Court, unless driven to it, ought never to read the language of the Legislature so as to make it inWe should strive to give the language the meaning most consonant with the intention of the Legislature. Looking at the broad purpose which underlies all this legislation, the change suggested seems an eminently probable change for the Legislature sensible. to have made. I am also reminded of this proposition, which counsel made plain, viz., that the consequence of holding otherwise would be that all that would be needed to destroy this legislation would be for everybody to give up keeping factories and to give out materials to be made up into articles of clothing. _In that way there would be an end to the factories legislation altogether. Inasmuch as this legislation, according to the contention of the other side, applies only to factories, counsel pointed out that all anybody has t0 do is to start without a factory, and without the conditions which would affect him as a factory, and give out goods to persons to be made up into clothing. He could more

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