The House in Committee of Supply, Mr. Boivin in the Chair.
Civil Government-Department of Militia and Defence-salaries, $212,500.
Major General MiEWBURN: The amount of these estimates for the Department of Militia and Defence is so insignificant compared with the amount that we have just been discussing-$50,000,000-that it will not require very much explanation. It is my intention when, at -a very early date, the war estimates are brought before the House, to give a detailed statement of the war policy of the Government, including such information regarding our troops in France, England, and Canada as it is advisable to give from a public standpoint. I do not purpose, therefore, to make a full statement to-night in connection with these estimates, but I shall take advantage of the opportunity of doing so when the war estimates are brought down by the Prime Minister.