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Friday, 18 June 1915


Senator PEARCE - After she has raised the additional 35,000. Up to the time of which the honorable senator speaks, the number raised by Canada was only

115,000.


Senator Lt Colonel Sir ALBERT GOULD - I will assume, for the sake oi argument, that Canada has already despatched 115,000 men.


Senator Pearce - -At the time of which the honorable senator is speaking, we had raised 83,000 men for our Expeditionary Forces, without counting the troops mobilized for local defence.


Senator Lt Colonel Sir ALBERT GOULD - According to the Minister, Canada has 115,000 men at the front.


Senator Pearce - Not at the front She has raised that number since the outbreak of the war, and the Canadian figures have always included troops mobilized for local defence.


Senator Lt Colonel Sir ALBERT GOULD - At the beginning of May last Canada had despatched 70,000 troops from her shores. How many had gone to the front was not stated. I. venture to say that those who had left Australia at that time did not number one-half of that total.


Senator O'Keefe - What about the number despatched in proportion to population ?


Senator Lt Colonel Sir ALBERT GOULD - The population of Canada is 8,000,000 as against a population in Australia of 5,000,000.







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