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Flag-Waving


The Nationalist-Conservative Party, with a record in office that strips them of any possible claim to honest or efficient administration; loaded with the responsibility for graft, corruption and middlemen's profits on War Contracts, resort to their old tactics of FLAG-WAVING and accusing their political opponents of DISLOYALTY.


"Patriotism is the last refuge of a Scoundrel."


"Flag-Waving is the last refuge of a discredited Government."




Published by the Central Informotion Office of
the Canandian Liberal Party
Ottawa, Canada, 1915

Peblication No. 34

 

 

Facsimile of a leaflet published from Sir Robert Borden's Political Office, Ottawa, containing an absolute lie in regard to the Right Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

LAURIER AND QUEBEC



Sir Wilfrid Laurier once declared that if the Empire was ever in peril he would be "the first to stump Quebec."

Well, the Empire was in peril—the greatest peril it has ever faced.

Did he stump Quebec?
Did he Call for French Canadian Recruits?

NOT A BIT OF IT.

His lips were sealed in so far as any appeal to his fellow-countrymen was concerned.

WHY?

Because Laurier, now as ever, cares not a whit for the Empire.


Vote Conservative
for
BORDEN BACKS BRITAIN

Published by the Federal Press Agency, 47 Slater Street, Ottawa, Can. Central Publication and Distribution office of the Conservative Party of Canada.

The publishing of this leaflet containing such an infamous lie was brought up in the House of Commons by the Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

WHAT DID SIR ROBERT BORDEN SAY IN REPLY

He declared he had not personally seen the leaflet, and claimed that certain Liberal newspapers had within the last eight months accused him of not making any patriotic addresses and that later on when he had delivered certain addresses in the country these same papers had charged him with conducting a political campaign. He did not, however, state that in future he would see that his political office would not circulate leaflets and pamphlets containing such malignant libel and slander.

DID SIR WILFRID LAURIER STUMP QUEBEC AND HOLD ANY MEETINGS? CERTAINLY!
WHERE?

At Sohmer Park, Montreal; at the Reform Club, Montreal; at Quebec City, and whenever there was occasion. More meetings would have been held had more been needed. At one of these meetings at least, a member of the present Government, the Hon. T. Chase Casgrain, Postmaster-General, was present.

Why then all this fabricating? Why then all these lies, if it is not for the express purpose of conveying to the electors of Canada that the Nationalist-Conservative flag-waving party is the loyal party and that the Liberal Party is the disloyal party?

HOW DOES
"BORDEN BACK BRITAIN?"

BORDEN BACKS BRITAIN by putting an additional duty on her commerce coming to Canada.

BORDEN BACKS BRITAIN by sending Bad Boots with our Canadian Boys.

BORDEN BACKS BRITAIN by supplying our Canadian officers with low grade binoculars at highest price.

BORDEN BACKS BRITAIN by sending horses having bone spavins; horses that were knee sprung; horses over twenty years of age; horses that had heaves; horses that were traded for a drake and two ducks; horses refused in 1899 as being too old for the South African war, but now accepted as "not over ten years of age."

BORDEN BACKS BRITAIN by sending with the Canadian soldiers, shield-shovels, without any handles and the British Government has discarded them.

BORDEN BACKS BRITAIN by sending an equipment of automobiles, motor trucks, transport wagons, harness, etc., which were left behind at Salisbury Plains.

BORDEN BACKS BRITAIN by supplying our soldiers with Oliver valise equipment that Lord Kitchener would not let them take to the front.

BORDEN BACKS BRITAIN by sending bicycles that cost the Government a third more than they should.

BORDEN BACKS BRITAIN by equipping our soldiers who were paying the blood toll, with bandages for the wounded, with medicine and drugs for the sick, all purchased through the middlemen by the Rotten Patronage System now in vogue.

Do the Electors of Canada consider that with this record BORDEN BACKS BRITAIN or, should their slogan be BORDEN BACKS BOODLE.


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