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


William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)


Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

The matter is a very
large one. My impression is that it has not arisen as is intimated in the despatch to which my hon. friend has referred, out of any discussion at the Imperial conference, but rather out of financial difficulties in connection with the Pacific cable. Perhaps my hon. friend would be willing to wait until we take up the estimates of the Post Office
St. Lawrence Waterway

department in order to get a full explanation of the matter. It comes under the direction of the Postmaster General. Negotiations have been proceeding, and the government has been kept informed. We have been represented on the board in England that has had to do with the matter, and at the appropriate moment all the papers will be laid on the table of the house. Without refreshing my memory, I could not answer a specific question at the moment.

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