Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Edmonton):
A special cable to the Ottawa Journal, dated London, August 31, contains the following:
The (British) Government cannot purchase in Canada bacon and lard owing to the limitations placed on it by the Imperial Treasury, as America is ready to finance contracts while Canada is not. As regards private buying, the Canadian prices are too high for Britain.
I would ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce if there is any foundation for this dispatch?