Well, that $25 a month was to be a continuing thing, practically putting a man on a pension.
As far as I can see, no committee of this house could possibly carry out the terms of the amendment proposed. If I am to be a member of that committee I am ready and willing to spend all the time possible and whatever ability I have in an endeavour to put into effect the objects aimed at-not in the exact form enunciated by the minister;
I am not admitting that everything he said is correct. I believe it is a matter that will require days and weeks of study by the committee; nevertheless I am prepared to do my share in trying to achieve the objects aimed at by the political expenditures bill of last year.
The hon. member for Davenport (Mr. MacNieol) seemed to be of the opinion that the committee were ready to adopt a suggestion made by him that the deputy returning officer and the poll clerk should be of different political stripe. As chairman of the committee of last year I may say that I did not gain that impression. The matter came up for discussion, several hon. members spoke on it, and then it was simply tabled for later consideration. The report of the evidence contains pages of discussion on it, but the committee decided not to adopt the suggestion. The political expenditures bill, so far as I know, had no influence on the action of the committee in that regard.
I also understood the hon. member for Davenport to say that the situation in the province of Quebec as to the number of voters in various polling subdivisions did not apply to Ontario.
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