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Wednesday, 29 April 1942


Mr CURTIN - The question which the Canadians decided was not that there should be conscription. The law <>f Canada ha.; not been altered and no proposal has been made to alter it. The

Canadian people were asked by referendum to decide whether the Government of Canada should be released from its pledge that it would not introduce a measure for conscription, but there is no change of the Canadian law.


Mr Anthony - But there will be.


Mr CURTIN - The position is that the Government of Canada now has a free hand with respect to its pledge to the people. This Government has a free hand. This Parliament is master of the law and, as law is a question of policy, 1 need say no more.







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