July 4, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)

LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

There are some people who do not like to be sworn in when they come to register their vote. We have even thought of compulsory voting in this country, so I do not think we should put such obstacles and difficulties in the way of people who are bashful and do not like to have their vote challenged or to have to sign their names, especially illiterate people. I do not think it is right. I do not see what you can accomplish by it, because the man who goes there with fraudulent intent will not hesitate to sign if he is asked to sign. It is the honest people you are going to prevent from voting.
Section stands.
Progress reported.

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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