May 14, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)

UNION

Arthur Meighen (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, on May 2, and again yesterday, the hon. member for Montmagny (Mr. Deohene) asked that certain forms to be used by Boards of Trade in making returns should be printed in French for those who so desired them. I promised that I would make a statement on the matter to-day. I find that immediately after he brought the matter to the attention of the Government on May 2, orders were given for the printing in French of those forms. On inquiry today from the Under-Secretary of State, I find that he has been pressing for the completion of the orders for the finishing of the printing, but they were not [DOT]ready, at least yesterday; he could not get an answer to his telephone message to-day, but these forms are expected at any time.

Topic:   BOARD OF TRADE REPORTS BLANK FORMS IN FRENCH
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