March 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

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

The government of Canada has not received any communications from any governments with respect to this particular conference. I think the reason is clear. The conference to which my hon. friend has
Royal Visit

made reference is one which is being held with respect to matters affecting the southern Pacific, and evidently the governments immediately concerned have not thought it advisable to invite the Canadian government to send any representatives. Until we are invited it would be as wise for us not to accept.

Topic:   PACIFIC OCEAN DEFENCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CANADA'S PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN NEW ZEALAND
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