Unlike many of the earliest commissions of enquiry, the Commission to Inquire into the Judicial Institutions of the Province is a sizable document; with appendices it is over one hundred and fifty pages. The length of the report is a function of the task of the Commissioners, which was no less than a thorough investigation of the operation of the judicial system.
It appears from the enabling legislation that the impetus to reform the judicial system came
The Commissioners who undertook this considerable task,
In discussing the constituent aspects of the judicial system of New Brunswick, the report made recommendations regarding fees, salaries and perquisites of court officers, administrative changes, and consolidation of judicial responsibilities. For example, in referring to the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, the report advised that all the acts of assembly which were "scattered through the Statute Book", should be repealed and replaced by one consolidated act. Along with a variety of recommendations, the report also contains a substantial appendix and a detailed account of proposed court officials' salaries.
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