Mr. NICHOLSON (Algoma):
But it does not. What underlies this whole question is simply this: When the franchise
was granted to women I think it was recognized by those who advocated it that the women were going to be an independent body of electors, exercising their own judg-
ment and having their own opinions, and not simply following the opinions and judgments of their husbands. My hon. friend says that because a man goes before a judge and takes the oath of allegiance and becomes a British subject, he can then marry any woman he pleases and she automatically becomes an elector.
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