Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)
Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):
The hon. member for Cape Breton South (Mr. Gillis) says there is no difference between the two parties at the top. I would hope that in essence, with the possible exception of a few members of the cabinet, we are all thinking alike about this war and the absolute necessity of winning this war if we are to survive. I invite my old friend, the hon. member for Richelieu-Vercheres to come along with us and get on the band-wagon for victory. No one wants to crush him or his compatriots. We want equality of service. That is all. And I think the only way to get it is by the draft method. My fear is that conscription will come in this country, but that it will be too late to be effective.
I had intended to put on the record the position to which he referred in connection with what was done under the Military Service Act of 1917.