25. The Minister of Trade and Commerce said a UN conference on sugar would meet in London on July 13th, to discuss measures designed to meet the special difficulties which exist or were expected to arise concerning sugar. As a leading importer, Canada had an interest in the conference and was concerned in any proposals calculated to stabilize the world trade. It was accordingly recommended that Canada be represented.
An explanatory memorandum had been circulated.
(Minister's memorandum, June 29, 1953 -- Cab. Doc. 150-53)?
26. The Cabinet approved the recommendation of the Minister of Trade and Commerce, concurred in by the Secretary of State for External Affairs, and agreed:
(a) that Canada accept the invitation to participate in the United Nations conference on sugar;
(b) that the Canadian delegation be comprised of:
M.W. Sharp, Esq., Associate Deputy Minister of Trade and Commerce, delegate;
G.S. Glass, Esq., Department of Finance, alternate delegate;
Messrs. R.P. Bower and L.E.C. Couillard, Canada House advisers;
(c) that authority be granted to Mr. Sharp to negotiate and sign, subject to acceptance, such agreements as might be concluded and approved by the government; an Order in Council to be passed accordingly.