The effect of this amendment is to make a distinction between officials who commit offences and the ordinary voter. The penalty for officials is most severe. It is a very severe penalty and it may make it difficult to get men to accept the office, but if a man does accept, I suppose that no penalty is too severe which will keep him straight.
October 20, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)
Topic: DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.