February 19, 1923 (14th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Edward James McMurray

Liberal

Mr. McMURRAY:

I have no objection to answering the question if I can. That strikes me as the main objection to proportional representation, as it worked out in the city of Winnipeg, and as I saw' it personally. Furthermore, it is absolutely opposed to the party system. There is no control
over the candidates. My hon. friends of
the Progressive party may say it is a good thing, but under the party form of government it would not be workable. We would have ambitious men who have not the sanction of the party crowding themselves into the position of candidates. For these reasons, I am opposed to the resolution.

Topic:   PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION IN MULTIMEMBER CONSTITUENCIES
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