19 JUNE 1926, Page 11


Tan relationship of a self-governing Dominion to the Empire has formed the subject -of several important speeches in Canada. Recently Mr. Meighen, the Conservative- leader, • addressed an audience of 10,000 of -his followers at Montreal. The Conservative leader pointed out that Canada " is mistress of her own destiny and ' this status was conceded by the whole world." Mr. Meighen once again reiterated the views he express:d in his famous Hamilton speech. On that occasion, it Will be recalled, he declared his belief that if the Empire. were again in danger Canada would respond as it did in 1914,- but he added that" in -future it will be best for all, before the Government takes so momentous a step, that the will of the people should be known."