February 7, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I would not be disposed to interpose the slightest objection to full discussion of the subject. As a matter of fact, there was some suggestion yesterday that the Government were averse to criticism and were not desirous of supplying information. On the contrary, I stated when I first presented this war appropriation to the House that I was ready to give all available information" asked for, and I have already given a good 'deal of information that was not asked for-some which is in my possession I have not yet had an opportunity to give. We shall be very glad to have a discussion. I do not think that under the rules of the House hon. gentlemen opposite would be precluded from bringing up the discussion of this subject bn the Militia Estimates.
[Sir Wilfrid Laurier. 1

Topic:   WAR LOAN-$500,000,000.
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