Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, on April 16 the hon. member for Temiscouata (Mr. Pouliot) directed a question to the Minister
of Mines and' Resources (Mr. Crerar) concerning Canada's position, with relation to a conference at Bermuda respecting refugees. At the time the minister said I would give an answer later.
I would direct the attention of the hon. member to an answer I gave to the leader of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation, on April 5'. On that occasion I said:
The government of Canada was not asked to take part in these discussions, which are solely between the United Kingdom and the United States authorities. As stated on March 29, the government of Canada have asked, however, to be kept informed of the progress of the discussions, and are fully prepared to aid in seeking a cooperative solution to the problem.
Subtopic: QUESTION AS TO CANADIAN REPRESENTATION AT BERMUDA CONFERENCE