Yes, Mr. Speaker. Exhaustive studies have been made as to the possible effect of British entry into the common market. It is very difficult at this moment to come
Inquiries of the Ministry to any specific conclusions as to what that effect would be until we know the terms covering Britain's entry, if in fact that takes place.
Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Leader of
ihe Opposition): As a supplementary question, the terms under which entry may be made into the common market have been agreed upon by the member countries. On the basis of the present terms would Canada's agricultural preferences be seriously affected unless provision were made by the member countries of the common market to make an exception or an exemption in part?
Subtopic: DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC-PROPOSED CREATION OF DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS