June 13, 1934 (17th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Charles Gavan Power

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

-that we shall have a
chance to efface from our statutes provisions which are more noticeable in the breach than in the observance. What is the use, I ask you, Mr. Chairman, of placing on the statute books laws which will disqualify or annul the election of any member here when every member, or almost every member does his best to evade that law when election time comes. I leave this thought in the minds of the committee, that if there is any way of taking the hypocrisy out of the election act and making it a square, fair and honest one it would be far better for the country as a whole.

Topic:   DOMINION FRANCHISE ACT
Subtopic:   ELECTORAL FRANCHISE-APPOINTMENT OF FRANCHISE COMMISSIONER-PRINTING OF VOTERS' LISTS
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