Hon. L. B. Pearson (Leader of the Opposition):
I should like to ask the Minister of Finance whether he would care to comment on the reported statement of the premier of British Columbia that while in Vancouver recently he, the minister, had been invited to discuss federal-provincial financial arrangements for the Columbia river project and had not replied to the invitation which, no doubt out of respect for my hon. friend's favourite procedure, was sent to him by telegram.
Subtopic: REPORTED REFUSAL OF MINISTER TO DISCUSS FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS