Mr. J. A. M. ARMSTRONG (North York):
I should like to ask the Minister of Militia, in view of the fact that his attention was drawn some two days ago to :a report emanating from Woodstock, Ontario, and crediting to a Mr. McMillan, of Seaforth, at a U.F.O. picnic at Lakeside, the statement that something like 30,000 names had been added to the pay lists overseas at a cost of some $30,000,000 to the Canadian people, what action, if any, his department has taken, or what action, if any, his department or the Government intends to take with a view ito giving this Mr. McMillan an opportunity of proving the truth of his statement, or in the'absence of that truth being produced, of making Mr. McMillan publicly retract what, to my mind, is a very serious charge against 'the administration of this department.
Major-General MEWBURN (Minister of Militia and Defence): My attention was called to the article in question, and the hon. member for Victoria (Sir Sam Hughes) also brought the matter up in the House on Tuesday. I have no personal knowledge of the matter, but I purpose calling on Mr. McMillan to give me w'hat information he has so that an investigation may take place. If he is not prepared to substantiate his statements, the matter will have to be dealt with in the proper way.
Subtopic: CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORGE.