Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):
I should like to read a brief news dispatch and on it base a question to the Prime Minister. In the Vancouver Sun of January 28 there is a dispatch from Washington, D.C., the opening sentence of which I will read:
Quietly, without need of treaty or negotiation, the United States and Canada are preparing to defend this continent from invasion, on a joint, cooperative basis, the armies and navies of both working together by definite plan.
I am not [DOT] asking the question by way of adverse criticism, but I should like to know whether this statement is correct and whether there are any commitments involved.
Subtopic: REPORTED PREPARATIONS ON COOPERATIVE BASIS BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES