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

LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

I certainly do in this way, that we should not have organized battalions that we did not intend should go overseas and remain as battalions. We should have had enough business administration to recognize how many battalions were intended to be kept , in the field, and having organized those battalions and sent them forward, then it was our business to find sufficient men to keep those battalions up to strength. That is the policy that should have been pursued.

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