June 20, 1925 (14th Parliament, 4th Session)

PRO

Harry Leader

Progressive

Mr. LEADER:

Why is our Elections Act so cumbersome and intricate, so complex and hard to be understood by the general public? I am very sorry that the Chief Electoral Officer did not bring in an act more simple in form. It could be contained in a dozen pages and the common people could readily understand it. The old act contains 245 pages. We 'have seen in this House eminent lawyers disagreeing on certain clauses of that act and if these legal gentlemen are at a loss to understand it how are we to expect the common people who are the ones most concerned, the voters, to have any clear knowledge of it?

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT
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