Racing Bill Before Senate Today., Daily Racing Form, 1910-04-26


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RACING BILL BEFORE SENATE TODAY. Ottawa. Int.. April 2.1.— The racing bill receutly passed by the Commons will be considered in co.u- mitti I the whole by the Senate tomorrow. When the bill was up for second reading last week Senator Watson thought explanations could best lie given iu committee and moved its second reading without debate Senator Wilson said it was an af front to the Senate to demand a second reading of such a bill as this without full explanation. Senator Davis said he would like to have sonic points of the measure explained. He noticed that places of less than B.6M population were not to be allowed the same privileges in connection with rac-lag which were given to places of or more. •■This was a sample of the bills, becoming more numerous each year." he said, "which were streiiu • oiisly promoted by a class of people who wanted 10 regulate the conduct of other 1 id,-. It was an excellent succinic!! of that class of legislation which was designed to send 1 pie to heaven by means of the criminal code, a inetlnxl which Senator Davis loiihl not endorse. There were so many laws of this sort iu existence now that a aiiail fl citizen could not walk abroad for three days or three hour- with out having himself made liable to be iaterferred with. It was time to put an end to this sort of legislation. Senator Havis wanted cities of 3.6O0 I pie accorded all the rights which wen- ghrca to lilies of l.-.OOII people. After considerable further discussion, it was derided to deal with the matter in committee of the Whale Tuesday.

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