July 13, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Hon. Mr. MARCIL (Bon-aventure):

(translation) : I entirely approve the remarks made by the hon. members for Chicoutimi-Saguenay and for Rimouski. I am glad to hear that the hon. minister will give special attention to these regions. There is one point, however, which these hon. members have not mentioned and upon which I wish to call the Government's attention. About August or September, a large number of young men leave Bonaventure and Gaspe and the two other counties mentioned, to go-and pass- the whole- winter season in the lumber camps, -some in the Ottawa district and others around Tupper Lake, in the United States; they are then absent five or six months a year. Should the call be made during their -absence, the case of these young men should, I think, be taken into consideration, for they will be away from their -homes. I would like the hon. minister to consider this case in his regulations.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OP THE BIDE IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.
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