On the orders of the day:
Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Secretary of State for External Affairs): Mr. Speaker, hon. members will recall that on March 25 I indicated that announcements of diplomatic appointments to Mexico and Australia would be made today, and I have pleasure in informing the house that Mr. Kenneth Alfred Greene, O.B.E. has been appointed as High Commissioner for Canada in Australia. Mr. Greene has been prominent in the business and community life of the capital for some years. During the first world war he served in the Canadian armed forces, and during the second he took a leading part in the organization of a number of bodies engaged in war work.
In addition, Mr. S. D. Pierce is to succeed Doctor Hugh L. Keenleyside as Canadian Ambassador in Mexico. Hon. members know that Mr. Pierce has had a distinguished career in academic work, in private business and as a war-time public servant. Until his appointment, Mr. Pierce was chief of the economic division of the Department of External Affairs.
In addition, Doctor Henry Laureys, formerly Canadian Ambassador in Peru, is to be Canadian minister in Norway and Denmark, with the personal rank of ambassador. Doctor Laureys in 1940 became the first High Commissioner for Canada in the Union of South Africa, where he served until 1944, when he w^as appointed Canada's first ambassador in Peru. Before entering the public service, Doctor Laureys had a distinguished academic career in the field of international economic and commercial studies.