Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Secretary of Slate for External Affairs):
Mr. Speaker, I shall answer the second question first. I have had no representations and as far as I know the government of the United States has made no representations to the Canadian government along these lines. Indeed, I doubt they would consider a form of protest such as the right hon. gentleman thinks they ought to make. I do not think we are sacrificing any people. Our objective is one which should be the wish of all members of this house and all people-to recognize the 700 million people who are not represented here.
June 4, 1969
Inquiries of the Ministry
On the first question, I think I have reported to the house that we had substantive discussions and expect to have further discussions very soon.
Subtopic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: MAINLAND CHINA-PROGRESS IN NEGOTIATIONS ON CANADIAN RECOGNITION-REPRESENTATIONS BY U.S.