Right Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Acting Prime
Minister): I wish to announce that a Canadian delegation will be attending a special food and agriculture organization conference scheduled to open in Washington, May 20, in order to discuss urgent world food problems. Invitations have been extended by the director-general of the food and agriculture organization to fourteen nations, members of the food and agriculture organization, of which Canada is one.
The Hon. J. G. Gardiner, Minister of Agriculture, will lead the Canadian delegation, the other members of which are as follows: The Hon. H. F. G. Bridges, Minister of Fisheries; Mr. L. B. Pearson, Canadian Ambassador to
the United States; Mr. G. Paterson, Canadian executive officer on the combined food board; Doctor G. S. H. Barton, Deputy Minister of Agriculture; Doctor D. B. Finn, Deputy Minister of Fisheries; Doctor J. G. Bouchard, Assistant Deputy Minister of Agriculture; Doctor J. F. Booth, of the Department of Agriculture; Mr. I. S. McArthur, of the Department of Fisheries; Doctor L. B. Pett, of the Department of National Health and Welfare; Doctor F. C. Wilson,, of the Department of Trade and Commerce; Mr. J. B. Rutherford of the Dominion Bureau of Statistics; Mr. M. G. Glassco, of the Privy Council office.