June 8, 1956 (22nd Parliament, 3rd Session)

CCF

Angus MacInnis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Maclnnis:

I do not know what he was when he voted, but he was a contractor before and he was a contractor after he voted. What he was during the time he cast his vote is not material. We should use every means we can to get people to vote and to vote honestly. We should use every means we can to keep people from having to use subterfuges to perform their duties of citizenship.
The amendment proposed by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre may be too wide. Perhaps it is; I do not know. If it is too wide we should accept the principle sympathetically. If we cannot accept it today we should refer it to the next meeting 67509-310
Canada Elections Act
of the elections committee, and I am quite sure that if we discuss it with the sympathy it deserves we shall increase the number of people who will be able to cast their ballots at advance polls because they will be away from their homes legitimately on election day.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   EXTENSION OF RIGHT TO VOTE AT ADVANCE POLLS
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