Mr. W. M. Benidickson (Kenora-Rainy River):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. I would direct the minister's
Canada-U.S. Committee on Trade attention to the statement he made respecting the forthcoming annual meeting at the ministerial level with respect to trade matters between Canada and the United States.
I refer the minister to the general report after a similar meeting in 1959, when it was indicated that with respect to the sale of wheat abroad these two governments had reached an understanding that what might be known as sales under concession would not be made by the United States to Japan or western Europe. Is the minister aware that there is strong evidence that in recent times sales to Italy by the United States have been on a concession and not a commercial basis? Is the minister considering including this item among the items to be discussed when our delegation goes to Washington?