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shin- ing bells to buckle around Nap’s ample chest, I felt I had a very creditable turnout. I have always felt that a really good harness-maker was lost to the world when I began to do other things. With this fine equipment, I carried on a very nice freighting business from Millford each Saturday morning. I rode going to Millford, with my moccasined feet stuck under the crossbar of the sleigh to hold me on, as Nap galloped over the drifts. But coming home, with a load of groceries tightly roped on the sleigh, I walked behind and carried the mail in my leather book

college offered a natural shooting gallery.42 The company‘s first parade, in February 1862, took place at Toronto’s old Crystal Palace beneath the approving gaze of the city’s leading citizens, including the adjutant- general and doughty old John Strachan, founder of Trinity and lord bishop of Toronto. The former showered praise on the volunteers for their fine turnout and performance; the latter delivered an address sprinkled with recollections of his experiences during the War of 1812, which, among other things, had made him a zealous proponent of the notion

432 in West Victoria where the ERA had supported the government largely, it seemed, because the Con- servative incumbent was too anti-Catholic even for Equal Righters' taste. In Kingston the prime minister himself had intervened to prevent the ultra-Protestants from running their own Equal Rights candidate against the Conservative incumbent.67 The Conservative majority fell from 247 to 29 in a small turnout, which may indicate that a number of the displeased extremists stayed at home on 5 June because the Conservative candidate was too modérate. In West Peterborough

would maintain the ties, stringers, rails, turn-outs, curves, and so on, to the satisfaction of the city engineer; this would include renewing or replacing all mate- rials at the engineer’s discretion. When an old streetcar street required improvement, the TRC had to demolish and replace its rail infrastruc- ture, “according to the best modern practice, by improved rails, points and substructures of such description as may be determined upon by the City Engineer as most suitable for the purpose, and for the comfort- able and safe use of the highway by those using

trustees were the business of the day, and the electorate, enfranchised on the basis of a property qualification, had included since 1884 widows and unmarried women. 39 Turnout of vot- ers was rarely large. Throughout the 1890s it rarely exceeded 25,000 – a 190 Toronto, the Belfast of Canada figure that was very susceptible to the coordinated inputs of organized bodies such as the Orange Order. In 1894, for example, Robert J. Fleming and Warring Kennedy contested the position of mayor. Kennedy with 13,830 votes triumphed over outgoing Mayor Fleming, who received 9

-1945,' March 29, 1990. Gen Tellier gave me a copy of this memo. 237 Canada's Army their friends, presumably because they were a well-off kilted Militia regiment from Toronto) had met little resistance, but the RCR (the 'Shinola Boys,' because of their PF emphasis on having a good turnout at all times) were not so fortunate, for the 'almost faultless' barrage fell in part on the Carlton and Yorks positions and had to be shifted 400 yards further ahead. This move left the attacking infantry fully exposed to fire from German paratroops, who smashed two companies. The

attend meetings of the community of inhabitants.88 it was, however, rare to have a high turnout, except when the local judge or the intend- ant had ordered a meeting and insisted that the document recording the decision contain the individual opinion of all eligible villagers. non-native inhabitants rarely attended village assemblies. in north- ern burgundy few villages maintained much in the way of communal archives before the revolution, so the records of village assemblies are distributed throughout several types of documents and are generally easiest to find

organizations (including the United nations, IAtA, IfALPA, and InterPOL). Because of time constraints and such a large turn-out, the formal opening statements were skipped, but several members circulated 262 ICAO: A History working papers containing proposals that ranged from new draft conven- tions to amendments to the Chicago Convention. the main work of the conference, however, was undertaken by two committees: one for technical issues, the other for legal issues.49 ‘this was probably the most intensive ICAO Assembly ever held,’ was the verdict of one British


promotion, although not without contestation.45 A civic plebiscite in February 2003, seven years in advance of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, asked Vancouver resi- dents to influence whether or not organizers should, with the support of tax- payers, continue with their planned bid; it posed the question, “Do you support or do you oppose the City of Vancouver’s participation in hosting the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games?”46 A voter turn-out of 46 per cent approved the pursuit of the Games by a 64:36 margin.47 However, as I outline in chapter 2

who abhorred the drunkenness associ- ated with open voting, reported with satisfaction the greater deco- rum resulting from the secret ballot.101 In 1875, when the average turnout of Ontario voters was only 2,417 per riding, a handful of votes could swing an election. As the election trials and by-elections proceeded throughout the year, Mowat never assumed victories. Knowing that the government's power to appoint to office created resentful as well as grateful electors, he wrote to Blake, the Canadian minister of justice, that they should avoid naming 'the new Q