I thought I made it clear
that I gave the Prime Minister every credit for this preference in the lumber trade. I simply wish to point out, from a non-partisan standpoint, altogether regardless of party, that it is absolutely vital to us-and I say this in case some question may come up next year or the year after with respect to the empire agreements-that we must have these empire agreements. They are absolutely vital to our lumber trade and are far more important than the agreement with the United States.
Subtopic: CANADA-UNITED STATES TRADE AGREEMENT