March 31, 1931 (17th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

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

Mr. Speaker, a Canadian
Press cable which arrived this morning states that Mr. Howard Ferguson has made the following proposal in Rome:
That it is desirable that delegates of countries exporting wheat, namely Argentine, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Hungary, India, Poland, the Union of Soviet republics, Roumania and Jugoslavia should meet together as soon as possible to organize on an international lwsis the exportation of the crop year of 1931-32.
I should like to ask the government if Mr. Ferguson is authorized to make a proposal that involves negotiations with the Soviet government. If so, it is the best news we have had for some time.

Topic:   WORLD WHEAT CONFERENCE
Subtopic:   REPORTED PROPOSAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION TO REGULATE EXPORTS
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