Hon. W. S. FIELDING (Minister of Finance).
The non-approval of the convention is very embarrassing to all business interests between France and Canada, as well as in other respects, and creates conditions which, if continued, would probably render the denunciation of "The old convention unavoidable. But we do not feel disposed to take action in that direction immediately. We are aware that the French government are loyally using their best efforts to secure approval of the new convention, and it is due to them that we should await for some time the results of their endeavours.
Subtopic: FRANCO-CANADIAN TREATY.