George Ewan MCCRANEY

MCCRANEY, George Ewan, K.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
July 23, 1868
Deceased Date
March 18, 1921
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Ewan_McCraney
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3c4baf55-14fb-4a25-b312-608392b9c3a3&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

February 6, 1906 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 78)


September 12, 1917

Mr. McCRANEY:

In this case he would not be entitled to vote, because his name would not be on the enumerator's list.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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September 12, 1917

Mr. McCRANEY:

Under the law as it now stands, lists of voters must be posted one day before nomination day, so that when the candidates are placed in the field there is a list of voters upon which to go. Under this Bill the lists will be posted up [DOT]only during the last fifteen days

4 p.m., of the twenty-eight days in which the candidates are in nomination, so that there will be thirteen days in which there will be no lists and during which candidates will be in the field. I suggest a further extension of that time. When candidates are in the field the lists ought to he available. Then who are the persons qualified to nominate a candidate for Parliament? They are persons who are on the enumeration list. Are you not going to change the whole basis of your nomination? To-day the candidate is nominated one week before election day, and he is nominated by so many qualified electors, that is those whose names have been posted up the day before in a public place.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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September 12, 1917

Mr. McCRANEY:

The existing provision is that each enumerator, the day before nomination day, posts up two copies of the list in conspicuous places, one I think in the post office and another in a conspicuous place. There is no provision for the case of lists being torn down. That sometimes happens in rural districts. Lists disappear. They are posted on the outside of buildings. Has that point been covered so that the public will have before them continuously the lists? Under the new provision giving fifteen days for the posting up of the lists, there will he candidates definitely in the field before -any lists are available. There is no provision under the old law for the delivery of copies of the enumerators'

lists to candidates, because the candidates are nominated the day after the lists go up. The Secretary of State is providing that candidates shall be in the field 13 days before the lists go up. I ask him to provide that the enumerator in each polling division give a copy of the enumeration list to each of the candidates. Most of these lists are typewritten and a number of copies can easily be made.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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September 12, 1917

Mr. McCRANEY:

In that case he would have to examine into the qualification of every man whose name appeared on the nomination paper. Formerly there was no occasion for that because the enumeration list was posted up, and that was prima facie evidence-

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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September 11, 1917

Mr. McCRANEY:

Near the town of

Rosthern in Saskatchewan there is a settlement of Russians from a community formed by them in province of Saratov, which is in the Ural mountains away from the German border altogether. Their ancestors went there over a hundred years ago. They speak both Russian and German, but German is the language of the community. So far as I am aware, their sympathies are not with the Germans in this war, but under the provisions of this Bill as it is drawn, those people will be disfranchised.

Topic:   IX, 1917
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