May 29, 1951 (21st Parliament, 4th Session)

PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

I would point out that I directed my question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce in view of the information he had given us about certain trade meetings. I asked if the government had considered the recommendation of the Anglo-Canadian trade committee, and I understood the minister to say that no such recommendation had been received. I find the following in the Montreal Gazette of May 19:
The Anglo-Canadian trade committee today recommended that commonwealth governments should, at the earliest practicable date, call a commonwealth economic conference to investigate mutual trade problems.
It was to that statement, to which there was general reference subsequently in the press and elsewhere, that I was directing my remarks. The officials, some of whom are now meeting the government, were those who make up this continuing committee. I was directing my question to that committee and to the hope that this recommendation had received consideration.

Topic:   RECOMMENDATION OF ANGLO-CANADIAN TRADE COMMITTEE FOR COMMONWEALTH CONFERENCE
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