In this particular case the statement covers the matter. The United States government has the responsibility for the selection of the contractor.
On the orders of the day:
Mr. M. J. Cold well (Rosetown-Biggar): Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask the Prime Minister a question which is supplementary to those asked by the hon. member for Vancouver-Quadra (Mr. Green). Are there any other agreements of the same nature as the one dealing with the distant early warning line, allowing United States contractors appointed by the United States government to take over? I should like to ask this question also. Are those contractors and their employees subject to Canadian statutes and laws or is there some agreement with regard to the legal standing of those people?
Subtopic: MANNING AND OPERATION OF EARLY WARNING LINES