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

LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

While in the province of
Alberta there was that measure of success in enlistments, it is not remarkable that in the province of Ontario, of Quebec, or in the Maritime Provinces, where the people are more rooted to the soil, and where they are more closely interwoven in their social relationship, such a policy, whatever effect it may have had in Alberta, had certainly an absolutely destructive effect. We have enlisted probably as many men as we can afford to enlist and carry on our productive industry.

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