Mr. Speaker: Shells rained down and brave men died, Canadians stood their ground. Their ranks finally broke, From the weight of superior force.
Interned in cells of true hell, Rotting flesh, disease and death abound. Convention was not a word Japan understood. Slavery for Hong Kong war prisoners was.
Four long years, Our soldiers were forced, To endure unspeakable horrors, And to slave at unbelievable tasks.
Sixty years hence nothing has changed. Japan and Canada have failed in their part, To compensate our brave Hong Kong veterans.
Questioned in this House November last, Committee resolve of December past, Both should have caused result Bud did not.
So I ask now When will government do honour to the task As the sands of time slip from our Hong Kong veterans' lives?