September 12, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

CON

Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada; Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

I will deal with that in a minute. The hon. member for Saskatoon urged very strongly that we should extend the time backwards, that is, make the dates earlier upon which the voters' lists ishould be posted by the enumerators in the polling division, also the time within which the enumerator would add to or strike from the voters' list after that. Under the Bill a? introduced, the first time was ten days, and the last three days before the election. In the former Acts it was eight days and -'Two days. After a thorough review of the
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Act I prepared amendments which will have the effect of making the dates twelve and five, instead of ten and three. The enumerator will have to post his lists twelye days before the election, and the lists must be complete, so far as the enumerator makes them, five days before the election.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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