I do not think it is possible to frame an election law under which you cannot conceive a case w'here a man will be deprived of his right to vote. Perhaps down in the province of New Brunswick we have come as near to meeting the situation as any other place I know of. We have provided in the first place that at the time of the election a man must be a resident of the electoral district in which he attempts to vote. If he only moved into that constituency the day before the election but became a bona fide resident, he has a right to vote there, provided he had been registered in his former constituency and receives a certificate transferring his vote.
I move that subclause (1) of clause 2 be lettered " A," and subclause (2) be lettered " B." That is necessary because this Bill will eventually be printed in the general Act, and in order to make it understandable, this change is necessary. When we come ,to later clauses, we shall require to change two others to " C " and " D." If hon. members look at the bottom of page 6, they will find there below clause 21, a subclause (4), which would look at first blush as if it were a subclause of clause 21, but such is not the case; the idea being that this becomes subclause 4 really of clause 2 of the Bill. It is necessary to letter it as I suggest so that, when this is printed as a part of the whole Act, it will properly carry out the intention.
I want to make another amendment to subsection 3. There seem to be two subsections numbered 3. I suggest that the latter be designated subsection C the same as we designate the others, A, B, etc. When it comes to be written into the Act it will work out all right.