June 28, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)


Richard Burpee Hanson (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I think I should make an explanation of this item. It is to permit the holding of an essay competition in Australia, with a view to making Canada better known in that country. The pupils of the secondary schools in the various states of Australia will be invited to submit essays on Canada, and the successful' contestant will be awarded a return trip to Canada as a prize. Recently the Australian government, through its trade commissioner, held a similar competition in Canada and the successful contestant is shortly to leave on a visit to Australia. I may say that this competition was requested to be held by the Australian trade commissioner as a compliment to his country.

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