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ELECTORAL FRANCHISE   161

disqualified from all public offices, and from the right to vote at provincial, municipal or school elections or on by-laws, every person who was a defaulter under The Military Service ,4ct, or who had been convicted of treasonable or seditious offences in connection with the great war, the disqualification extending for ten years from the 24th of April, 1919. In 1922, the rather drastic provisions of this Act were mitigated by an amendment which authorized the county judge to remove the disqualification upon application by the person disqualified, where the judge is satisfied from the evidence adduced that the applicant is of good character and reputation, that the offence of which he was convicted was of a minor character, that his conduct since such conviction had been in all respects that of a good and loyal British citizen, that there was no other cause of complaint in the conduct of the applicant during the great war, excepting that in respect of which he was convicted, and that the public interest would not suffer from the removal of the disqualification.

Persons qualified to vote on by-laws for the creation of debts are:—


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