February 28, 1941 (19th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CCF

Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. M. J. COLDWELL (Rosetown-Biggar):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to draw to the attention of the government the following remarks of Senator Gerald Nye, of North Dakota, made in the debate yesterday afternoon in the United States senate on the so-called lease-lend bill. Senator Nye is reported to have said:
As we have done until now, Canada has required of England cash on the barrel head.
That is for war supplies.
Canada hasn't made a move to indicate other than that she would anticipate cash on the barrel head in the future.
Enact this bill, and you will find England using our United States dollars which we will give her to pay Canadians for the war supplies they send to their mother country.
I would ask the government what steps, if any, are being taken to correct such damaging statements in the United States. Has any statement been issued by the Canadian legation in Washington in refutation of such unfounded charges?

Canada's War Effort

Topic:   CANADA'S WAR EFFORT
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO CRITICISMS IN UNITED STATES SENATE
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