April 29, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

IND

William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. MACLEAN.

We have had an experiment of this Franchise Act. We have surrendered a great privilege that belongs to the Dominion parliament, and it has not worked out well. The sooner we come back to the old system, adopt a Dominion franchise, make our own list and appoint our own officers, the sooner will we get a better election law. The system has broken down. This surrender to the provincial authorities has been a failure, and I enter my protest against it here and now. I would like that we should go back to the Dominion franchise and be independent of these changes of law that seem to be going on in every province of this Dominion.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1900, AMENDMENT.
Full View