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186   LAWS OF ONTARIO

of several people. The Bill as finally introduced may bear little resemblance to the original draft. It has in the meantime been discussed, altered and revised over and over again, sometimes by a committee or conference of some of those immediately interested in it, and suggestions and objections duly considered and dealt with. Sometimes the preparation of the draft involves a study of the laws of other countries on the same subject and the preparation of lengthy memoranda and reports on these. Some of our best Acts have been the result of the introduction of a Bill at one session, its withdrawal, distribution during the recess and consideration by a Committee of the House or by a commission of enquiry, followed by its re-introduction, perhaps in a much altered form, and its re-consideration at a subsequent session.

For many years past there has been a much greater participation than formerly by the general body of members of the Assembly in the discussion of legislation, both in the House and in the Committee. There is no reason why the greater number of Bills should be


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