Thomas Wakem CALDWELL

CALDWELL, Thomas Wakem

Personal Data

Party
Progressive
Constituency
Victoria--Carleton (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
May 2, 1867
Deceased Date
March 14, 1937
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Wakem_Caldwell
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6f0e79a6-263d-4f17-8fbc-6e37780ff83c&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

October 27, 1919 - October 4, 1921
UF
  Victoria--Carleton (New Brunswick)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
PRO
  Victoria--Carleton (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 6 of 417)


June 20, 1925

Mr. CALDWELL:

What was the force of

it?

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT
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June 20, 1925

Mr. CALDWELL:

Does the minister not

think that this section should stand until we have disposed of section 21? There must be fourteen days between nomination day and polling day, and if the list is to be presented to the candidate on nomination day the revising officer would have to complete his work more than twelve days before polling day.

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June 20, 1925

Mr. CALDWELL:

I can see another

danger under clause 14. While it apparently gives the voter who is challenged a further right to appear, I think the minister knows conditions, especially in New Brunswick. Let us take an election being held in December. Many voters are in the lumber woods and they plan to come out on election day in order to vote. I notice-not in the bill, but in the explanation-this statement; if it was

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in the act it would be better, but even then it is not sufficient:

No complaint or appeal shall be heard by the revising officer to strike names off the list of voters unless two day's notice in writing has been given by mailing it registered and prepaid to the person affected, addressed as on the list of voters, or to his last known residence.

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June 20, 1925

Mr. CALDWELL:

Looking at the explanation, the section seems all right. But we should not rush these things through in this way. *

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June 20, 1925

Mr. CALDWELL:

While I approve of

sending lists to candidates as early as possible, I am afraid the minister or the Chief Electoral Officer will run up against difficulty if the section is adopted. It says:

Deliver or send by registered mail to each of the candidates upon nomination day one other certified copy of every such list.

The candidate might be nominated two months before the election, and the lists are not prepared at that time.

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