Mr. MACKENZIE KING:
As I recall it, the Militia Act requires that parliament must be convened within fifteen days after the militia has been placed on active service. I do not think it would be possible for the militia to be placed on active service and sent out of the country within that period of time. I do not think any government in Canada would contemplate for one moment the placing of any of the forces of this dominion on service beyond the dominion without parliament meeting in the first instance.
Subtopic: PROPOSED STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES TO APPLY IN RESPECT OF WAR, THE CAUSES OF WAR, AND WAR MUNITIONS OR MATERIALS