Mr. JOHN BRACKEN (Leader of the Opposition):
I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. I have not had an opportunity to give him notice of it, so I do not expect him to answer it immediately unless he happens to have the information at hand. In view of a recent announcement by the minister of agriculture of Nova Scotia, as reported in the press, to the effect that Canadian apples are likely to be cut from the list of British purchases made in Canada, will the minister make a statement to the house as to what the actual situation is? What may the house expect from the government by way of policy to meet this situation? I do not need to mention the importance of this question to the producers of apples in Nova Scotia.