Mr. M. C. SENN (Haldimand):
Mr. Speaker, before the orders of the day are called I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Agriculture, based on a report in the morning papers respecting proceedings in a senate subcommittee conducting an investigation into food shortages in the United States. It is reported that the
director of supply for the United States Commodity Credit Corporation told the committee that efforts had been made to get large quantities of meat from Canada, but that the Canadian government would not permit exports. In view of the statement made on December 5, 1944, by the Minister of Agriculture in reply to a question asked by the house leader of the Progressive Conservative party (Mr. Graydon) that Washington had suggested that Canada should not send beef cattle to the United States and that the government of Canada was respecting that attitude, will the minister make a state-
ment explaining what appears to be a contradiction of his previous comments in this connection?