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

LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

I desire to reserve until the bill is before the house, any remarks I wish to make. I am pleased that the Prime Minister has stated that the questions of double enumerators and of appeals from the revising officer to a judge have not been definitely settled and that provisions with regard to them might be inserted in the bill. As it is not yet ready I wish to emphasize the necessity of incorporating those two features in order to make the bill acceptable to everyone on this side.
I understand the people will be enumerated only for the basic list which will be prepared and then a yearly revision will be made by the revising officer in each constituency without the help of enumerators. That makes it more necessary to have in the law the right
of appeal from the revising officer at the yearly revisions.
There is one question I should like to ask the Minister of Justice: Has the question of bachelors who are at the present time employed in relief camps in many parts of the country been considered? Are they supposed to give their votes at the places where they are at present working or will they register their votes at the places from which they came? Has that question been considered at all?

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