February 14, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

If my hon. friend will tell the house when he comes to it, the part that is ballyhoo, we shall thank him for so doing. What I wish to point out is that both in the United States and in Great Britain the same course was followed. The government of the United States issued a press release, a release two or three times the length of the one I have placed on the table of this house, which gave in detail a statement of the agreement from the government's point of view. In Great Britain a press release was issued with respect to the agreement between the United States and Great Britain. In an agreement affecting some 700 or more commodities, it would be extraordinary if something in the form of a press release were not needed.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES-MOTION FOR APPROVAL SUBJECT TO REQUIRED LEGISLATION
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