October 12, 1932 (17th Parliament, 4th Session)


Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister):

Yesterday the hon. member for Shelburne-Yarmouth (Mr. Ralston) asked whether I would be in a position to table further correspondence in connection with the world economic and financial conference. The official communications on this subject have been issued by the secretary of the League

Imperial Conference-Trade Agreements
of Nations, as I indicated yesterday, and they include the invitation from the president of the Lausanne conference of the League of Nations to invoke the world conference, and the action taken by the League of Nations in consequence. Copies of the communications are attached to the file which I shall presently lay on the table. Copies are also attached of communications with the government of the United States indicating the scope of the conference, together with two telegrams from the Canadian delegation at Geneva supplementing the official information. Some despatches in this connection have been received from the government of the United Kingdom, as I indicated yesterday, but these are of a confidential nature and do not contain any additional information as to the scope or nature of the conference.
I will now table these documents so that they will be available to the hon. member and to the house generally.

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