April 22, 1925 (14th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Thomas Andrew Low (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. LOW:

As Mr. D. H. Ross, the Australian Trade Commissioner was on leave in Canada, on the regular leave granted all Trade Commissioners, he was sent on the special trade inquiry to the West Indies. Not only was he the only trade commissioner available at that time for this special service, but he was particularly experienced and well qualified to handle negotiations of this kind. Mr. Ross is remaining in Ottawa at present completing arrangements for the conference which will be held here in June. The office in Australia in the meantime is being very efficiently handled by Mr. Ross's assistant, who has been in the employ of the department for several years, and whom Mr. Ross himself endorses as being competent to handle the Australian end of any questions which may arise during his absence. Mr. Ross will return to Australia as soon as the arrangements for the West Indian conference have been completed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HARRIS WHARF, VICTORIA COUNTY, N.S.
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