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

CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN:

Granting that; were all correct-and I rather agree that possibly in some parts of Canada such a promise was given, although, for my own part, I know parts of Canada where no such promise *was given-but suppose it be correct, does it follow that if, after a battalion went overseas, they found it was in the best interest for the prosecution of the war to change that policy, my hon. friend would say that the change should not be made, simply in order to carry out the promise made to the men when they enlisted?

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