Hon. George H. Hees (Minister of Trade and Commerce):
Yes, Mr. Speaker. This government has made efforts over the past years to generate trade for Canada and Canadian producers in every part of the world. The United States is a very large and lucrative market which we want to penetrate as much as we can. We have made tremendous efforts to penetrate that market by sending trade missions to the United States and encouraging individual businessmen to go there and sell their products. This is just one further example of the effort of this government to help sell Canadian products for Canadian producers. In this case we are bringing United States buyers to Canada in quite large numbers so they can see for themselves the fine products which Canada produces for them to use in their own country.