February 24, 1937 (18th Parliament, 2nd Session)


William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)


Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, the right hon. leader of the opposition (Mr. Bennett) asked yesterday if the trade agreements between Canada and Germany and between Canada and Russia would be laid on the table before the debate on the budget to-morrow. I should like to say that the government feels it is desirable if hon,. gentlemen opposite are agreeable, to defer discussion of the agreement with Germany until the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Euler), who negotiated it, is in the house. The Minister of Finance (Mr. Dunning) desires me to say that the delay should not present any practical difficulties since the agreement does not involve changes in any tariff items requiring consideration of the committee of ways and means. The arrangements with the Soviet union require no further action, and I am therefore tabling now an exchange of telegrams made public in a statement to the press on September 12, 1936; a statement issued by the "Tass" official

Russian news agency and made public on September 14, 1936; together with order in council P.C. 2354, of September 10, 1936, removing the embargo on certain Russian products.

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