beyond what I have seen in the press reports of the speeches of Dr. Tsur. I visited the immigration shed at Vancouver, and although it is not by any means a palatial hotel, I think a man could be comfortable there provided he had his own bedding, which nearly all these immigrants carry.
I understand there is some sort of international agreement between Great Britain and Japan. Would the minister consent to bringing that down so that we may have an opportunity of perusing it? I understand that the agreement allows certain concessions to Japan, and I should like to know what are the special considerations in regard to that country. I understand that it is not on account of any arrangement that we
make, but on account of an arrangement made between the Mother Country and the Japanese Empire.
Mr: MACKENZIE KING: With respect to the arrangement with Japan, it was arrived at by a representative of this country in conference with Japanese representatives, but I think the formal signatures were by ministers of the Departments of Foreign Affairs. The negotiation of the agreement, however, was entirely in the hands of the Honourable the Speaker of this House in conference with the Foreign Office of Japan. The agreement has been considered a secret agreement, and I doubt very much if the government could undertake to bring down the agreement without altering the understanding between the two governments. The understanding was that it would be kept secret. I might further say that negotiations have been continued within the last year and this year between the Japanese government and our own with a view of modifying the terms of that agreement. These negotiations are not yet finally consummated, and until they are,, it would be inadvisable to make any public statement regarding them.
I have every confidence in my right hon. leader, but I should like to know what can be brought down for public guidance in the matter. I am not asking for any confidential information at all, but can we have what has been reduced in writing and has been signed, and what is permitted to be made public.