On the orders of the day:
Mr. JOHN T. HACKETT (Stanstead): Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Secretary of State for External Affairs whether he is in a position to make a statement concerning the attendance of the United States consul general, located in Toronto, at the Ontario municipal board when sitting in Toronto on Thursday of last week.
Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Secretary of State for External Affairs): No, Mr. Speaker, but I can assure the hon. gentleman that the matter has not been overlooked. Some of the pertinent facts have already been brought to our attention, but we have not yet obtained all the information I should like to have in making a statement. I can say at once we have been informed that the consul general appeared before the board in response to a public notice published in the Toronto papers inviting all those, who might have any interest in the matter, to appear before the board. I have not yet all the information, but I hope to have it early next week.