April 10, 1923 (14th Parliament, 2nd Session)


William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)


Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

I might say to my right
hon. friend that the report as it appears in the press this morning is correct. An Imperial Conference similar to the one held in 1921 is to be held in London in October simultaneously with an Imperial Economic Conference.

It is hoped that when October comes the expressed wish of the British Prime Minister that the prime ministers of the different dominions should attend the conference may be complied with so far as Canada is concerned.
As to the agenda, I think I might promise my right hon. friend that I will be in a position to place on the Table such papers as we have already received in that connection. Broadly, as to the agenda of the conference of prime ministers, it is similar to the agenda of the conference which my right hon. friend himself attended. The agenda in complete form is not available as yet. It is open to the different governments concerned to make suggestions as to matters to be taken up between now and the time of the conference.
As to the Imperial Economic Conference, The agenda I think is set forth in completer form, and I shall have pleasure in placing on the table of the House the data the government has.

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