Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, on April 17 I made a statement about the forthcoming food for peace conference and stated that a little later I would place before the house the composition of the Canadian delegation.
This ministerial meeting will take place in Washington on the 4th and 5th of May and the Canadian government will be represented by the Minister of Trade and Commerce and the Minister of Agriculture. The delegation will also include Mr. McNamara, chief commissioner of the wheat board, and government officials from the departments of trade and commerce, finance, agriculture and external affairs, as well as from the Canadian embassy in Washington.
The chairman of the Canadian delegation to the meeting of officials which is now taking place in Washington is Mr. G. R. Paterson, chief of the agricultural and fisheries branch of the Department of Trade and Commerce, who will be assisted by officials of the departments concerned, the wheat board and the Canadian embassy in Washington.
Subtopic: FOOD FOR PEACE CONFERENCE