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:

He posts the lists twelve days before the election. He is supposed to have ithem as complete as he can get them. Until five days before the election he sits for two hours each day, and he is obliged, if any one convinces him that the list so posted is wrong, to add, to it or to take off a name that he deems should be taken off, but after five days before the election he cannot do that. All he can do is to give a man a certificate on election day which enables him to cast his vote, or to give him a refusal which enables him to tender his vote, which vote is placed in an envelope and' deposited in the ballot box.

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