I will explain that in a moment. Several attempts have been made to introduce such a system of voting for the whole of Canada, but they have always failed largely, I think, because the people are not
familiar with it and do not realize its advantages. It was thought that by experimenting with one province the people would see how it works ou-t, and perhaps they might view it in a different light.
The object of this method of voting is this. It very often happens under the present system that where one candidate is to be elected more than two candidates run, and the candidate elected receives a minority of the votes in the riding. One of the. main reasons for applying it to Saskatchewan, so far as I am concerned, is that I am familiar with the situation in that province. The other reason is that hon. gentlemen opposite have told us, and I have no doubt they were sincere, that in the province of Saskatchewan there is a great preponderance of public opinion in favour of the Liberal party.
Topic: DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT