Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Leader of the Opposition):
I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence. A Canadian Press dispatch, under London, England, dateline of July 11, carried the following paragraph:
It once was thought that when the Canadians went into battle they would go as an army, but the term "army" has changed in meaning since the beginning of the North African campaign.
I should be glad if the Minister of National Defence would inform the house if the carrying out of these Mediterranean operations means that the Canadian army has been broken up, and that its units will now be fighting beside properly reinforced and equipped British and American troops who have had previous experience in other theatres of war.
Subtopic: MEDITERRANEAN OPERATIONS-PRESS REPORT AS TO DISPOSITION OF CANADIAN TROOPS