Hon. CHARLES MURPHY (Russell):
I would direct the attention of the Minister of Militia and Defence (Sir Edward Kemp) to this despatch from New York, dated , August 11th, which appeared in the Montreal Gazette:
More than 5,000 men for Canadian and British forces have been recruited in this country toy the British recruiting commission, it was announced here to-day. About 4,400 of these have already gone forward to the depots in Canada, it was stated, the other 600 having been granted time to arrange their affairs.
I desire to ask my hon. friend if the numbers mentioned in this despatch were included in the statement given by him to the hon. member for Halifax (Mr. A. K. Maclean) a few da3rs ago.