June 16, 1970 (28th Parliament, 2nd Session)

NDP

Mark Willson Rose

New Democratic Party

Mr. Rose:

Mr. Chairman, I have an amendment to propose to clause 7(1). It proposes that returning officers should be appointed by the Chief Electoral Officer rather than by the Governor in Council. I make this suggestion as a result of my interest in the matter as well as on the basis of an exchange which took place in one of the earlier meetings of the Committee on Privileges and Elections at Which I was present. I should like to quote from the Minutes of Proceedings No. 2, dated October 31, 1968, beginning at page 8.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO CONSOLIDATE AND REVISE
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