Hon. Milton F. Gregg (Minister of Labour):
Mr. Speaker, perhaps I can comment on the question which was asked of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration last Friday by the hon. member for Brant-Haldimand, and on which I have had correspondence with the hon. member for Essex South (Mr. Clark) and others, as to the entry of primers and tyers for the tobacco crop this summer.
I have had correspondence with, and a copy of a resolution from, the secretary of the flue-cured tobacco marketing association of Ontario. If I were to quote one paragraph of my reply to the secretary perhaps it would answer the question:
In view of the representations you and others have made we can assure you that should the necessity arise for bringing in more primers and tyers than can be provided in Canada, we will attempt to fill the need from the United States.