Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Leader of the Opposition):
I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Finance. The Montreal Gazette in its news columns to-day reports:
War or no- war, the Bank for International Settlements will hold its 14th annual meeting on May 22 at its headquarters in Switzerland.
The report states that representatives of the allied nations will attend the meeting, as well as banking representatives of the axis group. I desire to, inquire of the government if the Bank of Canada is a member of the Bank for International Settlements and, if so, is it the policy of the government to have the Bank of Canada, under the present circumstances, represented at this meeting. I would further like to know if the Canadian government or the Bank of Canada has any deposits or any financial interest of any kind in the Bank for International Settlements.
Subtopic: BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS