ask them to protect us. I am, therefore, proud to be able to support the amendment of the lion, the leader of the opposition, because that resolution states that we are willing to do something right now, we are willing to say that we will have in that great navy two Dreadnoughts, and that as soon as we can get the young men trained we will man those Dreadnoughts with Canadians who will take their place in the front ranks of the great battle, should war occur. It is my hope and wish, as it is that of every Canadian and of every man in the British empire, that war should not come. But the very fact of having a great navy will preserve peace in the future as the navy has preserved peace in the past. I shall not take up more time; I simply rose to make these few remarks and to explain why I did not wish to give a silent vote on this question.