January 23, 1961 (24th Parliament, 4th Session)

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Ernest George Hansell

Mr. Hansell:

By way of a plebiscite.
At page 130 Mr. Hansell said in part:
Here is my point-and this could very well be done without taking any political sides at all. When the next election comes along, I suggest that a referendum be taken at that time. The parties do not have to kick the thing around as a political measure. All they have to do is this. When the people go to elect their government, they are also given another ballot with two designs put on the ballot. You are not voting Liberal, Conservative, Social Credit, C.C.F. or anything else. That is a separate matter altogether. That can be done without costing the country a dollar except for the printing of the paper with the two designs on. Let the people mark X opposite the one or the other design. That I say is a reasonable suggestion and I do not know if it is in order-

Topic:   FLAGS OF CANADA
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR REFERENDUM ON ADOPTION OF CANADIAN FLAG
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