Mr. W. A. WALSH (Mount Royal):
Before the Prime Minister replies, I should like to make one or two observations. This bill is to set up a board; and if the board does not prove itself effective, a ministry of munitions will be set up. Why not proceed at once directly to the issue and set up a ministry of munitions such as was set up in England, and as I feel will have to be set up in Canada within a very short time. I do not see the
Department of Munitions and Supply
necessity of a bill to set up a board which may prove a failure, and then to have to make provision for a ministry following that failure.
Subtopic: ESTABLISHMENT OF DEPARTMENT TO MOBILIZE AND CONTROL RESOURCES, MUNITIONS AND ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES