That is what I thought. That is what I rose to say and what I said before. There is no use making it take effect within the two years and then to have the enfranchisement date back. That would retroactively make the Indian liable on obligations for which he was not liable before and which took place in the period between that date and the date of enfranchisement. That is why I make this suggested change which I was sure was the intention of the committee.
Subtopic: INDIAN ACT AMENDMENT.