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

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I regard Sir Walter Layton's mission as entirely confidential, and without his consent I would not think of seeking to intimate publicly anything with respect to what might have been regarded as a confidential communication. I have no doubt that Sir Walter Layton would give to our government any information he thought might be of help to us, but that was not the question my hon. friend asked. The hon. gentleman asked whether Sir Walter Layton came to give us advice on the part of the British government.

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