Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, with reference to the NATO ministerial council meeting the Prime Minister said yesterday that whatever statement was made by the Secretary of State for External Affairs was made at a confidential session. I would ask him whether he has reviewed his statement of yesterday in that connection, particularly when it is considered alongside the fact that secretary Rusk of the United States authorized the state department to make available to the press a complete transcript of his remarks. I would ask the Prime Minister whether he would table in the house the statement made by the Secretary of State for External Affairs so that the house will be in a position to judge whether the report by Mr. Duffy in the Globe and Mail, a considerable portion
Inquiries of the Ministry of which is in quotation marks, represents in fact what the minister said respecting recognition of communist China?
Subtopic: COMMUNIST CHINA
Sub-subtopic: AFFAIRS MINISTER RESPECTING RECOGNITION