Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Euler). According to dispatches from Great Britain a conference has been called between the governments of Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand in regard to subsidized shipping on the Pacific ocean running between Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the Pacific ports of British Columbia. The trouble arises out of the keen competition of United States subsidized shipping, particularly that of the Matson line, which it is claimed is putting British steamships out of commission. As Canada is, or should be, vitally interested in what transpires in connection with this matter I should like to know if this country has been invited to participate in the conference, because I believe we should be fully represented.
Subtopic: PACIFIC SHIPPING CONFERENCE