Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):
Members of the house will have heard or read in the newspaper reports, Mr. Speaker, of the inspiring address delivered by the President of the United States at the general assembly of the United Nations yesterday afternoon. I should like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Canadian government, of welcoming President Eisenhower's imaginative and constructive approach to what is perhaps the greatest problem of the day, namely the effective control of atomic energy and its development for the welfare rather than the destruction of mankind. The house will, however, appreciate that it would be inappropriate to make any extended comments on the President's proposal without the most careful study of his actual text, which we have not yet received. I can assure the house that the President's statement will receive most careful and sympathetic consideration by the Canadian government.
Subtopic: REFERENCE TO STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT EISENHOWER