January 18, 1956 (22nd Parliament, 3rd Session)


Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)


Hon. L. B. Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I received notice of this question just before coming into the house. As to the first part, I would merely point out that Mr. Dulles takes no responsibility for the article in question except those parts in which he is directly quoted. In so far as the particular paragraph is concerned to which I believe my hon. friend makes reference, Mr. Dulles, at his press conference yesterday in Washington, clarified and amplified the meaning of that paragraph and I think no further inquiry on our part, in respect to that particular paragraph, is required.
So far as the second part of the question is concerned, Mr. Speaker, I have no comment to make on the statement. Some of the matters dealt with in the article might be touched on by me in the review of foreign affairs, which I hope to be able to make at an early date.

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