June 14, 1951 (21st Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe:

If a trade commissioner is attached to an embassy he does enjoy diplomatic privileges. If there is no embassy in the country he is serving he does not have diplomatic privileges. Sometimes we try to get external affairs to give him consular status, which carries with it diplomatic privileges, but there are trade commissioners who do not have diplomatic privileges, and there seems to be no way in which diplomatic privileges can be obtained for them.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE PRODUCTION
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