Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):
I am anxious that the permanent force in Canada shall be in proper shape and I am desirous of encouraging military training. But the people of Canada to-day are being taxed as never before in their history and I felt it my duty to come to parliament with a reduced estimate. Accordingly I am asking parliament for $1,078,000 less than was asked last year. In order to make economies and save that million dollars we had to make some of these reductions.