February 25, 1916 (12th Parliament, 6th Session)

L-C

Samuel Hughes (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal-Conservative

Sir SAM HUGHES:

This regiment is being organized for the purpose of cutting timber, and is being recruited from among lumbermen in Canada, who are very familiar with the cutting of timber into various lengths and sizes. The freight on timber from North America and other parts to Europe is practically prohibitive now; vessels cannot he obtained to carry it. Timber is being cut in Europe, and these men are going over to cut it.

Topic:   WOODMEN'S REGIMENT.
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