March 28, 1947 (20th Parliament, 3rd Session)

BPC

Maxime Raymond

Bloc populaire canadien

Mr. MAXIME RAYMOND (Beauhamois-Laprairie):

Mr. Speaker, I ask leave to move, seconded by the hon. member for St. Maurice-Lafleche (Mr. Hamel), the adjournment of the house under standing order 31 for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, namely, the illegal striking of at least 1,500 Canadian citizens from the electoral list of the electoral district of Montreal-Cartier, who will be deprived of their right to vote in a federal by-election which will take place on March 31, in the electoral district of Montreal-Cartier, because of the government officers' failure and lefusal to discharge their duty and of their striking from the electoral lists the names of those persons without any affidavit or through affidavits given under fictitious names in violation of rule 27 of schedule A of section 17 of the Dominion Elections Act, and their closing of the revision offices, while hundreds of persons were waiting to have their names maintained on the list, and the refusal to extend the time for such revision and increase the number of revising officers as provided by section 99 of the Dominion Elections Act, with the result that those citizens will suffer a great injustice.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS
Subtopic:   CARTIER BY-ELECTION-MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 31
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