March 19, 1928 (16th Parliament, 2nd Session)


James Shaver Woodsworth


Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):

According to cable despatches from London, dated March 15, there has been a virtual merger of the Eastern and Associated Cable companies with the Marconi Company. The holding company for the merger is described in the announcement as subject to the consent of the British, Dominion and Indian governments. The merger, it says, is apparently connected with the deliberations of an Imperial conference set up by Premier Baldwin after the new beam wireless service to Australia had taken forty-five per cent of the Pacific cable business in six months. Can the government give us any information with regard to this matter or inform us how the Dominion government is connected with it?

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