Canada at War: No Controversy?

Even as Prime Minister King spoke, on the seventh floor of Ottawa's Chateau Laurier (see above), his hope of avoiding wartime political controversy went glimmering. Down in a gilded ballroom on the first floor, National Tory Leader John Bracken was addressing a Party convention. Some 500 Tories, banquet-fed on roast beef and raspberry roll, heard Bracken roar a familiar Tory charge: "inadequacy of [Army] reinforcements."

Said Mr. Bracken: "Young Canadians [overseas] told me that they had gone without adequate trained reinforcements [and] they gave me that message to bring back home. ... I challenge the Government here and now ......

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