May 8, 1934 (17th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I think the Prime Minister has acted very wisely in giving to the house the statement that he has in order that this matter may be put in its true position. I say that for the further reason that this morning's paper contains other dispatches that are misleading. I have before me, the Ottawa Citizen of this morning, May 8, and I will quote from an article headed "Likely to urge dominions take similar action:"
(Canadian and Associated Press Cables)
London, May 7.-The British government moved to-day to restrict Japanese trade in those parts of the empire over which it has direct control and to promote "intensification" of commerce within the British commonwealth.
There is nothing in the statement made in the British house, I must say, to justify this particular dispatch, and I think it is only creating embarrassment for governments of different parts of the empire that misleading dispatches of this kind should be sent abroad.

Topic:   TRADE WITH JAPAN
Subtopic:   STATEMENT MADE BY EIGHT HON. WALTER RUNCIMAN IN BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS
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