Hon. R. B. HANSON (Leader of the Opposition):
I desire to ask the Prime Minister whether consideration has been given by the government to the proposal of the Premier of Ontario as announced in the press, that the Prime Minister call the premiers and representatives of the provinces to a conference devoted exclusively to an open and impartial discussion of the problems to be solved in order to ensure the maximum war effort. If so, has any decision been reached? It will be recalled that I myself this week expressed approval of a conference being called with respect to the fifteen per cent tax on interest on provincial government issues. The present proposal, as I understand it, covers a much wider field.
Subtopic: PROPOSAL OF ONTARIO PREMIER FOR CONFERENCE OF PROVINCES ON CANADA'S PROBLEMS