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CHAPTER XVII.

PUBLIC OFFICE.

The Ontario Election -Ict, in fixing the qualifications for candidates for the Assembly, provided that any male person of the full age of twenty-one years, a British subject by birth or naturalization, resident in Ontario, and not disqualified under any other Act, might be a candidate for the Assembly.

In 1919, The Women's Jssembly Qualification Jct amended this provision by striking out the word male and declaring that there-after every woman of the full age of twenty-one years, a British subject by birth or naturalization, resident in Ontario, and not disqualified under any other Act, should be qualified to be a candidate for election to the Assembly.

To make assurance doubly sure, The Legislative Jssembly Act was also amended by insertii1g the express declaration that the persons qualified to be elected and to sit and

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