March 14, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Thomas Vien

Liberal

Mr. VIEN:

The hon. member said, at any rate, that I had remained at home while he was at war. On a question of privilege I wish to say that on August 4, 1914, with the regiment to which I belong, I was summoned to take the field at Fort La Martiniere, where we were - in service until December, 1914. Since then for three times I enlisted in the Canadian expeditionary force. The regiments in which I was were disbanded, were sent as drafts, and we were left behind. The only question that arises is that I was not jin London, as so many others, who for months and months were waiting for appointments to the front, and were returned to Canada. My record can be compared with that of any other.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   CREATION OP DEFENCE PURCHASING BOARD TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS FOR MUNITIONS, EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
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