Sir SAM HUGHES:
Reference has beeh made by the Minister of Public Works to the fact that a number of officers and men remained in Ottawa. A great many officers remained in Ottawa very much against their own will, but they rendered just as good service in Ottawa as any man who stood in the trenches at the front. Take Colonel Emmett Clark, Colonel Charlie Winter, Colonel Deroche, Brigadier General Helmer, Brigadier General Jos. Langton, Colonel Burritt, and the deputy minister himself, General Fiset. I could name a score of officers here who begged and pleaded to go to the front, but who could not be spared and were not allowed to go. They did necessary, faithful and efficient work here and they are entitled to just as much consideration as the boys who went and did their duty so fearlessly in the trenches.