July 17, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

LIB

George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

The . hon. gentleman
speaks more frequently than I do and he takes it for granted that if one does not speak on a resolution one way or the other he must be counted against it. My hon. friend will allow me to proceed. I do not know on which side he is on any of these questions. We not only have to finance, feed, clothe and equip these men at the front, but we have to finance ourselves, and we have to feed the people of Canada. In addition to that, we have to produce all the food possible to asist our Allies. In all the discussions that have taken place in the United States, in Great Britain and in France, the questions of food supply and finance have been considered only secondary to the question of the supply of men. We in Canada appear to think that we have done our duty if we have passed a measure providing for the raising of a certain number of men. We are

Topic:   EXTENSION OF THE TERM OF PARLIAMENT.
Subtopic:   MOTION BY THE PRIME MINISTER FOR ADDRESS TO HIS MAJESTY.
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