Duncan ROSS

ROSS, Duncan

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Yale--Cariboo (British Columbia)
Birth Date
May 15, 1870
Deceased Date
June 30, 1915
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duncan_Ross_(British_Columbia_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=431712e0-f7dd-47cc-bf04-4466b492f817&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
publisher, railway contractor

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Yale--Cariboo (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 33)


July 6, 1908

Mr. DUNCAN ROSS.

Well, push along.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CANAUIAN NATURALIZATION.
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July 6, 1908

Mr. DUNCAN ROSS.

Could not a shoemaker tell w'hether a scow was full or not ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-CANAUIAN NATURALIZATION.
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July 3, 1908

Mr. D. ROSS.

Personally, I have not the slightest objection to holding elections on the same day. I represent a constituency where there is a postponed election. Hon. gentlemen seem to think that there is a great advantage in having a postponed election. My experience is that it is the greatest possible disadvantage, because, up to the date of the election, you have a good organization, everybody is taking an interest in the contest, but when the result is known your organization simply goes to pieces. In my election iu 1904 we expected some 5,300 votes to be polled and three weeks later about 4,300 votes were polled. So that it works both ways. I have no objection to holding the election on the same day. but I do not want the committee to accept a proposition which is not work-

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.
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July 3, 1908

Mr. D. ROSS.

How is the hon. gentleman going to work this out in a district like Yale-Cariboo? By the amendment he presumably wants to hold elections on the same day.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.
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July 3, 1908

Mr. D. ROSS.

The proclamation was issued on the 29th September, the election was held on November 3, and the election in Yale-Cariboo, being three weeks after that, it would make fifty-eight days. Although the returning officer gave three weeks for the last election, as a matter of fact, a number of the deputy returning officers in the more remote districts of Yale-Cariboo performed their duties on election day and were never sworn in.

We could not get a justice of the peace to swear them in. It is worse this year than it was four years ago, because, in the meantime, a great many people have gone in on the line of the Grand Trunk Pacific, and polls will have to be held in the Nechaco valley, at Fraser lake and in the Peace River country, where it will take six weeks to get the ballot boxes in. What is true of my constituency is true of Comox-Atlin, and the same difficulties will arise there. They make an exception in the Yukon. It takes more time to properly arrange for an election in Yale-Cariboo than in the Yukon district. As far as any advantage to be gained is concerned, I am not particular about that. Personally, I would much rather go on with the election on the date of the general election, because then you have your organization in working order. After the general election is over, and the Conservatives are defeated hopelessfy, your organization goes to pieces.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.
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