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ELECTORAL FRANCHISE   163

submitted to a school meeting, except a question involving the expenditure of money on capital account. On a question involving the expenditure of money on capital account only such persons who are ratepayers in the school section are entitled to vote.

A person who is not a British subject or who is a citizen or a subject of any foreign country may not vote.

In urban municipalities qualification is practically the same, except that there is no special provision as to voting on questions involving the expenditure of money on capital account. In the case of an urban municipality, such questions must come before the electors in the form of money by-laws, unless the council has exercised its discretion and passed the by-laws without submitting them to the ratepayers, and on money by-laws, as we have seen, only owners of land and tenants of a limited class may vote.

PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS.

Property qualification for the provincial electoral franchise was abolished in 1888, when The !Manhood Suffrage Jct was passed, which


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