Sir ROBERT BORDEN:
In my absence yesterday the hon. member for Edmonton (Mr. Oliver) made allusion to a book called " The Fiddlers," which he has mentioned on two or three occasions. I did expect that some statement would have been made before this date and I so intimated to my hon. friend. It was thought desirable, however, to obtain pretty definite information with regard to one or two statements in
the book in so far as they concern the Canadian Expeditionary Force. That is in progress. We are anticipating a report from Surgeon-General Fotheringham, who has had experience both on this side and the other side, and we have also asked for certain information to be sent here from Great Britain. I shall try to see that there is no unreasonable delay in the matter.