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

CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN:

Does my hon. friend suggest that Colonel Harwood was singled out more than any other colonel of other battalions in Canada? In, my own county of Peel such a history may be written as my hon. friend has stated. When the Peel battalion arrived in England it was broken up also, and so were many others. Therefore Colonel Harwood was not singled out by the military authorities. I am quite sure that the officer commanding the Peel battalion, Colonel Hamilton, who has returned home, never thought that the breaking up of his battalion was any stain upon his military record. It was a policy adopted for military reasons, and a great many battalions had to come urder the rule.

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