April 7, 1932 (17th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

It always seems
rather strange to me that it is only under an item of expenditure that we have any opportunity of finding out anything definite in connection with our policies with regard to foreign affairs, but apparently this is the only way we can get at it.
There are one or two matters with reference to which I should like the Prime Minister to make some statement. I refer first to Canada's attitude, in the league, with regard to Manchuria and conditions in China. I think almost everyone must have been disappointed at the attitude of the league, especially in the earlier stages of the trouble. I do not know just what is the position at the present moment, but whatever that may be with regard to the league proper, still the league is only a combination of the member nations, and as yet we have not had a statement as to the attitude of Canada as a member of that league. I wish we might have from the Prime Minister some statement with regard to that whole matter.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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