June 27, 1904 (9th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

to make a charge against any postmaster of having acted as a scrutineer. I know that postmasters in the country act as scrutineers, and it may be that they fear that the axe of the Postmaster General will fall upon their necks. Would the hon. Postmaster General be inclined to treat that as an interference in politics which would justify the dismissal of a postmaster ? I think the Postmaster General ought to tell us whether a postmaster who acts as a scrutineer, doing nothing illegal or dishonest but who assists in securing a proper counting of the votes and in the prevention of personation, acting in the interest of the people as a scrutineer for one side of politics or the other, is guilty of an undue interference with politics which would justify his dismissal.

Topic:   SUPPLY-RESIGNATION OP THE AUDITOR GENERAL.
Subtopic:   THOMAS PREST.
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