Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, I direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs and ask whether the government has recently received representations from the government of France, or from General de Gaulle, relating to a new form or direction for the NATO alliance. I ask the question because of an article in today's issue of Le Devoir reporting an alleged statement made by Mr. Pompidou, the French premier, that in line with recent events in the Soviet union and China, NATO's strategic concept must be completely revamped. Has the Canadian government had any discussions in this regard?
Subtopic: NATO-DISCUSSIONS RESPECTING ATTITUDE OF GOVERNMENT OF FRANCE