Mr. H. J. BARBER (Fraser Valley):
There is a matter to which I should like to draw the attention of the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King), arising out of a report in the press of this morning to the effect that-
The United States House of Representatives passed and sent to the senate to-day a bill to authorize the president to appoint a five-member commission to negotiate with representatives of the Canadian government "on the prospect of arrangements for building" a
highway from the Pacific northwest to Alaska through British Columbia and the Yukon territory.
The committee is also reported to have said:
Canada's desire to aid cannot be questioned.
Can the Prime Minister make a statement to the house at this time with regard to the matter?
Subtopic: NEGOTIATIONS BY UNITED STATES WITH CANADIAN
Sub-subtopic: GOVERNMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAY THROUGH BRITISH COLUMBIA AND YUKON TERRITORY TO ALASKA