Mr. F. F. PARDEE (West Lambton):
May I be permitted to draw the attention
of the Secretary of State to something which may not have been intended in the last revision of the Franchise Act. Paragraph (g) of section 70 of the Dominion Elections Act provides that: .
Every person accepting or holding any office, commission or employment, permanent or temporary, in the service of the Government of Canada at the nomination of the Crown or at the nomination of any of the officers of the Government of Canada,
-shall be debarred from offering himself as a candidate for the Federal House. By the Act of 1915 to amend the Senate and House of Commons Act it is provided that serving in the naval' and military forces of Canada and receiving emolument therefor shall not render a man ineligible as a member of the House of Commons. Now the question arises whether under the last revision of the Franchise Act any member or candidate to the House of Commons would be disqualified if he accepted a position on any of the tribunals and received his expenses therefor. I think that point ought to be taken into consideration, and the Act amended so ae not to disqualify any person undertaking that work.
Subtopic: THE WAR-TIME ELECTIONS ACT.
Sub-subtopic: CANDIDATES FOR THE HOUSE OF COMMONS SERVING ON TRIBUNALS.