February 14, 1955 (22nd Parliament, 2nd Session)

PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prince Albert):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the statement which the Prime Minister (Mr. St. Laurent) has made.
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Commonwealth Conference and which in many details does not go even as far as the press went, I should like to ask a question. Among the questions referred to by the press was that there was to be a discussion as to a more equitable distribution in defence efforts. The Prime Minister stated that Canada's emphasis was going to be on continental defence. Would the Prime Minister say something with regard to that?- because there would appear to be a complete change of attitude from that indicated in the House of Commons.

Topic:   BRITISH COMMONWEALTH
Subtopic:   CONFERENCE OF PRIME MINISTERS-STATEMENT BY PRIME MINISTER
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