Hon. Otto E. Lang (Minister oi Justice):
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to announce to the House that the Canadian Wheat Board has signed contracts covering the sale of some $200 million worth of Canadian grains to the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics.
The wheat contract covers a total of 1.5 million metric tons, or some 58 million bushels. This will include a variety of grades of spring wheat and durums. The barley sale amounts to 500,000 metric tons, which is approximately 24 million bushels.
The grains will be shipped through east and west coast ports and for the first time, I am pleased to say, through our northern port of Churchill.
Subtopic: ANNOUNCEMENT OF SALE OF WHEAT AND BARLEY TO RUSSIA