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

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Joseph-Alphonse-Anaclet Habel

Mr. Hamel:

I do not have any recommendations. If you go back, I think to about 1930, the Chief Electoral Officer was responsible for the appoint-

June 16, 1970
Canada Elections Act
ment of the returning officers. I do not think this would be efficient because I do not have the machinery, having my office in Ottawa, if at the beginning of an election a returning officer drops dead or decides not to take the job away out in British Columbia, Alberta or in Saskatchewan, to try to find a replacement.

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