November 14, 1940 (19th Parliament, 2nd 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):

I might answer my hon. friend's question immediately. Sir Walter Layton was sent by the British government to confer with the government of the United States at Washington. While he was on that mission he paid what I think he would describe as a courtesy visit to Canada, and in the course of that visit was kind enough to come to luncheon with me and give me an opportunity of discussing with him some matters of mutual interest. He did not come for the purpose of tendering any advice to the Canadian government; nor did he tender any advice, so far as I know.

Topic:   WAR MATERIALS
Subtopic:   VISIT TO CANADA OF SIR WALTER LAYTON-WAR PRODUCTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
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