Hon. R. J. MANION (Fort William and Rainy River):
Mr. Speaker, I have a telegram from Toronto on which I wish to base a question. I presume it is an item in the Mail and Empire of this morning. It says:
A Mail and Empire agency despatch from Geneva says: "Canadian government has rented pretentious offices in the Quai Woodrow Wilson, where Dr. W. A. Riddell, permanent envoy, expects to entertain Canadians all summer."
Is this entertaining part of the policy of economy, or is it a correspondent's picturesque touch?
I want to ask the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) if there is any truth in the statement made in this despatch with regard to the rental by the government of offices in Geneva, and if the government will make a statement in that regard.