January 19, 1937 (18th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

My hon. friend was kind enough to give me advance notice of this question. I shall give him at the moment an answer which will perhaps serve the immediate purpose, but the subject is a large one and there may be something more to be said with respect to it later on.
In view of recent developments, the question whether any special action should be taken regarding control of enlistment in Canada for military service in foreign countries has been under examination. Canada is not included in the twenty-seven countries, all European states, which are represented on the non-intervention committee organized to deal with the Spanish situation, and which has made recommendations to the governments represented thereon for the prohibition of the substantial enlistment on both sides in the Spanish conflict which has taken place from European centres. The question, however, will continue to be given consideration.

Topic:   SPANISH CIVIL WAR
Subtopic:   ENLISTMENT IN CANADA FOR MILITARY SERVICE IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES
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