Mr. M. J. COLDWELL (Rosetown-Biggar):
Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs? Will the minister tell the house what is the attitude of the government of Canada towards the proclamation of the new state of Israel?
Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Secretary of State for External Affairs): Mr. Speaker, I would prefer to make no statement at this moment. The recognition of a new state is a matter of very serious consequence.
Subtopic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: INQUIRY AS TO RECOGNITION OF STATE OF ISRAEL