Mr. MACDONELL moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 37) to amend the Dominion Elections Act. He said: The Bill is
similar to the Bill which I introduced last session, and its object is to abolish the lection deposit, to declare election day to be a public holiday, and in cities, towns and incorporated villages to have the polls open from six in the morning till eight at night.
Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time. *
Mr. CONMEE moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 38) to amend the Dominion Elections Act. He said: This Bill is the
same as the one I introduced last year. Its object is to extend the franchise to railway train service men. In view of the fact that these men, in the ordinary course-of their employment, have to accompany their trains on election day, the object of the Bill is to permit them to vote wherever they may be able to do so, and to have their vote recorded in the riding in which they are domiciled and entitled to vote.
Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.