Mr. M. J. COLDWELL (Rosetown-Biggar):
Mr. Speake.r, I should like to ask a question of the Prime Minister. I have not been able to give notice of it, because it has just come to my attention. A report appearing in the New York Times of yesterday, January 27, states that a solution has been reached in London for the neutralization of the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon for the duration of the war. The article continues:
Canada, it was indicated, will be asked to assume the responsibility for the protection of the neutrality of the islands, and Admiral Muselier will withdraw his small force.
Is the statement contained in that dispatch correct, and if so what is the nature of the solution which has been reached with respect to this vexed question?