I only say that there might be some circumstances where such consultation could well be impossible or even undesirable. Briefly, this is what I mean:
In certain cases, the takeover might very well be unimportant whereas in others, it would be such an obvious bad move that it would therefore not be necessary to
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consult with the provinces concerned before refusing it. In other cases-which also could very well arise-time might be lacking. Urgent cases might very well come up which would not allow us to enter into formal consultations with all the provinces concerned.
That is all; I am speaking in all sincerity and frankness.
Subtopic: FOREIGN TAKEOVERS REVIEW ACT