No. Let me illustrate. Everyone has heard of the services of General Jack Stewart of Vancouver in connection with the movement of troops behind the lines, and this organization is intended to serve a similar purpose.
With regard to the question raised by my hon. friend (Mr. Brethen), concerning the standard of physical fitness required of men in the non-permanent force, I know that there is a tendency to abuse in this direction. In our own province in some cases it is hard to get men to fill up the camps and very often men are taken on the force who should never be admitted. I am not one of those who think that there should be no military training in this country but I do know that in order to get sufficient men to fill up the temporary camps the officers in command have taken on men of over sixty and boys who are barely out of school. I have in mind the case of an aged man who was seized with an epileptic fit on the parade ground. I do not know whether or not he was retained in the camp for the season but certainly he was unfit when he was taken on. There is little medical examination and in some cases little attention is paid to the fitness of the men. I should like to see the money spent on men who, in the event of military necessity, . would be of actual service. I think the minister might very well direct the attention of the officers of his department to this very point.