Mr. St. Laurent:
In the past we have been able to take steps ourselves and thus avoid having measures taken against us and something of that kind could help take care of situations which might otherwise develop into more serious irritations. The hon. gentleman knows, as I do, that we fear a great many terrible consequences that do not materialize, and that they look much more serious when we are looking forward towards them. I know from experience here that there have been many cases where we have been able to relieve possible causes of irritation by actions taken by ourselves with our own people. It might be possible for something of that kind to be done, to avoid allowing molehills to become mountains.
Subtopic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: DEPARTMENT OP PUBLIC WORKS