February 17, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

L-C

Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES.

I do not refer to a boat going up and down grafting for hon. members on the other side; I refer to the resolution that something should be done quickly. I see that some of my right hon. friends over there think I mean the ' Speedy,' and have reference to graft, &e
This House will cordially approve any necessary expenditure designed te promote the organization of a Canadian naval service in co-operation with and in close relation to the imperial navy.
Is that the policy proposed by the government-'in co-operation'? Co-operation is something mutual. This is a jug-handled, lop-sided plan. They may say: We will not go. We. on this side, desire that the plan shall be co-operative. When Britain is in trouble we will help her, and when we are in trouble we want Britain to help us. We may think that the condition of our stomachs is such that we cannot allow the navy to go and help Great Britain when our help is needed.

Topic:   THE NAVAL SERVICE OF CANADA.
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