May 31, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)


James Herbert Matthews

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

Mr. J. H. MATTHEWS (Kootenay East):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to associate myself with the remarks of the two previous speakers with respect to their visit to the international trade fair in Toronto over the week end. I should like to say, not only for myself but for the other members of this group who participated in that visit, that we appreciate the kind invitation of the government to be their guests on that occasion, and to express the great pleasure that was ours in visiting the fair. The government, and particularly the Department of Trade and Commerce, are to be congratulated on the efforts they have put forth in bringing to Canada the representatives of various countries and exhibits from those countries indicating what they have to sell to us; as well as showing what goods we can sell to them. While I understand this is the first great fair of its kind we have staged in Canada, I sincerely hope it will not be the last. My one regret is that all hon. members were not able to visit the fair; for I am sure those who did go brought back with them pleasant and profitable memories of what they sa)w and a definite impression of what we may hope for in the way of trade.
Once again I wish to thank the government for the kind invitation to visit the fair.

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