The hon. minister did not discuss to any great extent the question I ventured to raise in regard to the cadet corps. He has told us, on page 10 of his memorandum, that his system of military and physical training in the schools was first agreed upon under the provisions of the Strathcona Trust by the Militia Department and the Board of Education of the province of Nova Scotia in 1907. That system formed the nucleus of the system throughout the Dominion. Nova Scotia was the only province that had any teachers who were instructed and gave any instruction in the schools in 1907. Then came New Brunswick in 1910, and the other provinces, I understand, have only come in last year. Even with them all coming in my hon. friend says:
This year the courses in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Ontario hiad to be materially reduced on account of lack of funds.
I presume that is because the funds of the Trust, supplemented by the grants of the provinces, are insufficient to enable these schools to be operated. If that is so, has the Board of the Strathcona Trust or has Lord Strathcona himself, any judgment with regard to the matter, or consented to any portion of the funds of the Trust being used to enable the .schools to go to camp? If the scheme is a good one, it would appear to me that it would have been better for the minister first to have seen that an ample number of instructors were supplied to all the schools rather than to make what seems to be a doubtful experiment in taking the boys and girls to camp.
Then I would like the minister to tell me where the camps, which he proposes to inaugurate, are to be held. He said in a general way that they would be held in every county. My hon. friend will see that by a vote such as is proposed here, he cannot furnish sufficient, facilities to hold the camp in every county in the Dominion
in which these cadet corps may be. I would like him to give me full details in regard to all these matters.
Topic: SUPPLY-QUEBEC BRIDGE.
Subtopic: " RALPH MODJESKI.