Mr. Chairman, perhaps it
is regrettable that this treaty was not brought down earlier for discussion, but now it is before us I think it should be discussed on its merits. It seems to me that we have to ask ourselves: What disadvantages do we suffer in entering into this treaty; and what advantages do we acquire? The disadvantages, as far as one can judge, are not many. The question as to whether the treaty adversely affects our agricultural interests has been debated; but can we say with any degree of reason that Australia can compete with Canada in agricultural products in view of the great distance separating the tVo countries?
Topic: AUSTRALIAN TREATY