Right Hon. "W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister): I beg to move:
That a special committee consisting of Messrs. Anderson (Toronto-High Park), Bancroft, Bird, Black (Yukon), Bothwell, Boys, Cahan, Cannon, Cantley, Dussault, Elliott, Girouard, Guthrie, Hanson, Jacobs, Kellner, Kennedy, Ladner, Laflamme, Lapierre, MacDonald (South Cape Breton), McPherson, Power, Ralston, Ryckman, St-Pere, Sanderson, Sinclair (Queens), and Totzke, be appointed in accordance with the following recommendation of the second and final report of the select standing committee on privileges and elections, concurred in by the house on the 5th June, 1928:
"The committee recommend that a special committee of the house should be appointed at the next session of parliament to examine into the evidence and deliberations of this committee this year and to study the Dominion Elections Act, 1920, and the amendments thereto, and the Corrupt Practices Inquiries Act, and to suggest to the house such other amendments to the said acts as they may deem advisable, such committee to give special attention to the method of selecting returning officers and the preparation of voters' lists."
And that the said special committee have power to send for persons, papers and records, to examine witnesses under oath and report from time to time.