Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):
Before the orders of the
day are called may I point out that the afternoon papers carry a dispatch from Montreal that Ludwig Kempff, Consul General for Germany in Canada, announced to-day in Montreal that German citizens living in Canada and Newfoundland are to be conscripted for possible service in Germany. The state-
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ment said that Germans who have become naturalized British subjects are not affected, but it also went on to say that enlistments were to be invited. I should like to ask whether, if this dispatch is correct, such action is calculated to maintain good relations between different classes of Canadian citizens, and also as to whether or not the German consul would not be exceeding his rights here in Canada.