January 12, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

It is the clause taken from the Militia Act:
Emergency means war, invasion, riot or insurrection, real or apprehended.
And, as I have already stated, in case of emergency the Governor in Council may exercise the power of calling out the naval force to be placed at the disposal of His Majesty, "the only restriction being that parliament is to be immediately summoned.

Topic:   NAVAL SERVICE OF CANADA.
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