Hon. GROTE STIRLING (Yale):
That is an interpretation which makes it desirable that there should be a committee to examine the matter, and I want to commend the Secretary of State (Mr. McLarty) for having introduced this resolution. We shall certainly work with the committee and do our best to have these discriminations removed. The minister has referred to an interpretation at present used with which I certainly do not agree; this is an interpretation put by someone on the first part of the Nickle resolution. I raised this matter in March last year when I asked a statement of policy from the government as to the awarding of these decorations. Rather to my surprise that produced a statement by the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) that the government would still stand on the Nickle resolution of 1919 and the interpretation previously given to the first part.
Subtopic: APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER APPLICATION OF PRINCIPLE ACCEPTED IN 1919 TO MEMBERS OF CANADIAN ARMED FORCES