June 14, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)


George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)


I do not know whether the two Russian -agencies were opened last year or not, but at least preparations were then being made tor them. One has now been opened at Petrograd, in the Bast, and another at Omsk, in the West. Mr. Just, our -agent at Petro-grad, is one of our best trade commissioners. Mr. Wilgress has been appointed to Omsk. He is a graduate of McGill University, where he had a distinguished career, and was highly recommended on economics and other subjects. Mr. Wilgress has passed through the course of training which all our new trade commissioners undergo in our offices in Canada for a year or a year and a half.

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