Perhaps it was something along that line. The committee, in other words, were quite disposed to consider the matter, and it might have carried. I may be wrong in that, of course, for every member of the committee has a right to his own opinion. I will repeat, however, that in my judgment that would be a good method to-
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eliminate unnecessary expense and certainly a lot of corruption. For instance, in my own case I did not have a scrutineer at the last election. Why? I determined that I would not pay a scrutineer; I could not, when making the return of my election expenses, take the oath if I had done so and the scrutineer had voted. Therefore I did not have a scrutineer. And when my election expenses were sent in to the returning officer every cheque issued for the payment of election expenses had a voucher attached to it. My return was one hundred per cent true. In the last election many members of parliament had scrutineers. I am not going to make any comment on their having done so, but I believe it was an infraction of the act to vote them.