January 29, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

CON

John Wesley Edwards

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. EDWARDS:

I did not make use of any expression that could be construed into that language at all. I did not say anything of fflhle kind. I .said there was nothing to prevent thle hon. gentlemen from going on the stump recruiting. It is up to the hon. gentleman. He knows to what extent he availed himself of the privilege of appealing fo the electors of the province of Quebec; and I want to tell my hon. friend from Bonaventure that, if in speaking at recruiting meetings in the province of Quebec he adopted the same line of argument and the same line of talk that he adopted in his address in this House the other day, he could not expect to have much result. That is the point I wish to bring home to the hon. gentleman- The hon. member for Edmonton (Mr. Oliver) said the other day: .
I want to say this, that at this present time and under these conditions, when the future of the world depends upon the success of the allied armies, inefficiency is treason-[DOT]

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