Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):
I should like to lay on the table copies in English and French of the letter
addressed yesterday to the premiers of the provinces with respect to the proposed conference on the procedure for amendments to the British North America Act. As was done on previous occasions, I imagine that hon. members would wish to have this letter printed as an appendix to Hansard.
Hon. members will note that in addition to this conference for the purpose of advising on a method of making in Canada amendments to the constitution, the government of Canada is proposing to the premiers of the provinces that there be another dominion-provincial conference after the next session, and that the preparatory work on such a conference be undertaken as soon as possible.
Subtopic: AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
Sub-subtopic: CON- SULTATION WITH PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS TABLING OF FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE