July 1, 1942 (19th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

"French-speaking" would not help us. There is nothing in the attestation papers, so far as I know, to indicate whether the soldier is English-speaking or French-speaking. I think I am correct when I say that the name is the only general method in which one can get an indication, and that has been used with regard to the return brought down last week. I am indicating to the house that it does not give the information asked for. Perhaps the hon. gentleman does not regard it as of such importance, in the public interest, as to preclude his allowing it to stand for a day.

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