Mr. S. J. Korchinski (Mackenzie):
Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Trade and Commerce. In view of the self imposed deadline of March 31 having been reached with no announcement from Geneva concerning the future price of wheat under the international wheat agreement, is the minister in a position to indicate whether negotiations have bogged down or is the government still optimistic about a 32 cent increase in the price of wheat?
Hon. Robert Winters (Minister of Trade and
Commerce): Mr. Speaker, I have no comment to make regarding the 32 cents, which is a figure unknown to me. I think the suggestion regarding the March 31 deadline may be somewhat in error. The agreed terminating date for the current cereals negotiations at Geneva is April 30.
Subtopic: REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON NEGOTIATIONS RESPECTING INTERNATIONAL WHEAT AGREEMENT