I am glad the hon.
member has straightened that out because these men did not volunteer to fight with the armed forces in Europe. According to the evidence we got they decided to take another course.
One of the things which they particularly asked for when they appeared before the committee was granting of the right to wear a service ribbon, but the granting of this right did not come within the power of that committee. That is something which has to be decided somewhere else. We cannot grant them that, even though it was the main thing they sought. I understand the great majority of these men are now members of fire brigades and they would appreciate wearing that ribbon. I have nothing to say against their being given that right but, as I say, it is beyond the power of the veterans affairs committee to do so.
Subtopic: AMENDMENTS TO EXTEND QUALIFICATION PERIOD, ETC.