The minister had an opportunity the other day to put some of this matter on record. Instead of doing so he indulged in a tirade against us on this side. I read from page 42 of the report:
The Canadian contract was authorized by order in council P.C. 561 of March 22, 1938.
A little later on:
The war office contract-
That is the British contract.
-which was complementary to the Canadian contract, was not signed until July 15, 1938-
Almost four months later.