Hon. J. C. ELLIOTT (West Middlesex):
Mr. Speaker, I wish to address a question to the Minister of National Defence (Mr. Sutherland) arising out of a report that appears in this morning's Citizen of a statement made by Brigadier Anderson. He is reported as saying:
It is my own idea that militia training in Canada should be on a basis of conscription, under which every man between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five might be compelled to train so many days each year.
I wish to ask the Minister of National Defence or the acting Prime Minister if that represents the present policy of the government.