Mr. E. M. MACDONALD:
I desire to
call the attention of the leader of the House (Sir Thomas White) to a statement made by the hon. member for Victoria, Ontario, (Sir Sam Hughes). Speaking in Lindsay on Saturday he said:
More than one year ago an agitation was begun on the question of labour. We were recruiting too many regiments; we were 'taking too many men away from work'; 'munitions manufacturers and others would he at a standstill' ; 'farmers could not put in their crops'; and 'Canada has already done her full duty' were daily recited. They, unfortunately, had an . effect upon the Prime Minister. The result was that 1 was asked in March, 1916, not to press recruiting, and recruiting to-day is and has been dead in Canada for fighting purposes.
Will the hon. gentleman say whether that statement is correct or not?
Subtopic: STATE OF RECRUITING.