May 26, 1919 (13th Parliament, 2nd Session)


John Howard Sinclair

Laurier Liberal


I am very glad to see it. I think it is a move in the right direction that the Royal Naval College should be supported. If we are going to have a Canadian navy, we must support the institution that teaches the boys the very important lessons necessary to give them a start. The accusation has been made against the department that they have not acknowledged young Canadians who have devoted their lives to the naval service. A considerable number of young men have been trained in the Naval College at Halifax. I am not familiar enough with the matter to say whether the charge is substantiated by the facts or not, but it is * that Canadian cadets who were trained in the Naval College were not given positions in the Canadian naval service during the war. I would like the minister to give me a list of the young men who were trained in the naval service and who were put in charge of Canadian vessels during the war.

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