Volume #23 - 138.|
ÉLIMINATION DES SURPLUS DE BLÉ DES ÉTATS-UNIS
Extrait des conclusions du Cabinet|
le 7 janvier 1957|
The Minister of Trade and Commerce and Minister of Defence Production (Mr. Howe),
The Minister of Defence Production (Mr. Howe),
The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Gardiner),
The Minister of National Revenue (Dr. McCann),
The Minister of Labour (Mr. Gregg),
The Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Pearson),
The Minister of Justice (Mr. Garson),
The Minister of Veterans Affairs and Postmaster General (Mr. Lapointe),
The Minister of Finance (Mr. Harris),
The Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys (Mr. Prudham),
The Leader of the Government in the Senate and Solicitor General ( Senator Macdonald),
The Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources (Mr. Lesage),
The Minister of Transport (Mr. Marler).
The Secretary to the Cabinet (Mr. Bryce),
The Economic Adviser, Privy Council Office (Mr. Lamontagne).
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U.S. SURPLUS DISPOSAL PROGRAMME FOR WHEAT; LETTER
23. The Minister of Trade and Commerce said that United States officials intended to extend the scope of their wheat surplus disposal programme. They were now negotiating a contract with France involving the sale of U.S. wheat to be financed with the payment for certain defence installations. Moreover, an announcement had been made that the U.S. government was prepared to subsidize sales of agricultural products to Poland. These arrangements, added to the already large programme of government-assisted sales, were bound to produce a most difficult situation for Canadian wheat producers.
24. The Prime Minister referred to his meeting with the U.S. President in Augusta, last December.97 Mr. Eisenhower had then stated that the prosperity of the U.S. and Canada were intimately linked and that government policies should take this interdependence into account. Mr. St-Laurent suggested that he might take this opportunity to write to Mr. Eisenhower, who probably did not have a personal knowledge of the recent developments, regarding the disposal of wheat on the international market and its undesirable impact on the Canadian economy.
25. The Cabinet noted the reports of the Prime Minister and of the Minister of Trade and Commerce on the expanding scope of the U.S. wheat surplus disposal programme and agreed that a letter on the matter might be sent to President Eisenhower by the Prime Minister if he and the Minister of Trade and Commerce came to the conclusion that such a move would be helpful.
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