March 8, 1962 (24th Parliament, 5th Session)

PC

Gage Workman Montgomery

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Montgomery:

All of these things have something to do with the matter. Like many other things, I think this is a matter that should be subject to a request from the constituency and left to the discretion of the people who must call elections.
I have not had time to investigate to see why a period of six months was established in the present law. There must have been some good reasons, and I think the law as it stands has served very well. Maybe I should not say this but I know of one or two constituencies where the people would be just as well off if they had no representation as they are with the representation they have.

Topic:   HOUSE OF COMMONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING HOLDING OF BY-ELECTIONS
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