March 8, 1962 (24th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Yes. That leaves, of course, another $64 million to be raised by other members which have not yet indicated any intention. If in fact $136 million or $140 million is subscribed that will only carry the United Nations through the Congo operations for a year, roughly, at $10 million a month. That would not be enough to meet the expenses of the Congo operations since they began, at the present rate. This underlines the serious financial position of the world organization and the necessity of doing something about it above and beyond even the present subscription of $200 million, if that is all subscribed. This is one temporary way out of a very great difficulty, but it is only a temporary solution to this difficulty.

Topic:   HOUSE OF COMMONS ACT
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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