Mr. MACKENZIE KING:
So far as this handbook provides reliable information I have no exception to take; it is the kind of publication which I think is very useful. However, in this particular number a very considerable part is devoted not to authentic information on matters of general interest but to what purports to be an account of the recent Imperial economic conference held at Ottawa. There is given what purports to be a story of the conditions which led up to the conference, what took place and what achievements were attained. I must say very frankly that the greater portion of What has been added in this way this year is in the nature of Tory propaganda; it is ini no sense of the word reliable statistical information and should not be published and circulated at government expense. In addition, I say that it should not have been written at government expense. I would point out that there is material in this book which has not been written by anyone connected with the bureau of statistics, and I make that statement without fear of contradiction by the minister.