July 28, 1942 (19th Parliament, 3rd Session)

NAT

James Arthur Ross

National Government

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

Yes. I think they should have had the information. As I have already pointed out, information with regard to the impending break with Japan had been made available to the armed forces of the United States, and in my opinion our board should have had that information and should have passed it on to the war cabinet. To say that it does not matter whether the soldiers are trained or equipped does not make sense to ex-service men. I think the Minister of National Defence will agree on that point.
There is another question I wish to ask the Minister of National Defence. Who wrote the soldier's manual which was quoted in this debate yesterday, where it is said:
It is a mere 120 years ago that William Lyon Mackenzie sacrificed a hard-earned livelihood, his safety, faced imprisonment and exile for the freedom of speech to attack a selfish controlling group.
This caused quite a scene in the chamber yesterday. Perhaps the Minister of National Defence can tell us who the author is.

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