Canada at War: THE DOMINION: Home for Christmas

In the House of Commons, members fidgeted. They sat late, for they were going home for Christmas and they wanted to be off. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King wound up his speech: "No succor could come to the enemy equal to that he will receive from anything that goes to show that a Parliament in ... the British Commonwealth ... is not united in support of its fighting men. . . ." Then (1:20 a.m.) the black-robed clerk finally rose, polled the members, bowed to the Speaker's chair and announced: "Ayes 143,...

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