The Canadian Minister (Massey) to the Secretary of State

No. 194

Sir, I have the honour to refer to your note of December 7th. 1928,1 in which you inform me of the desire of the Federal Radio Commission that a further conference, in continuation of the conference which was held at Washington from August 20th. to August 25th, should be held at an early date to discuss the allocation of short wave radio channels on this continent. I now take pleasure in informing you that, in view of the considerations advanced in the note to which I have referred, His Majesty’s Government in Canada desires to extend an invitation for this conference to take place at Ottawa, and suggests that January 9th. next would be a suitable date. His Majesty’s Government in Canada is taking steps to ascertain the views of the Governments of Mexico and Cuba concerning representation at a conference on this date.

I shall be glad if you will be good enough to inform me as soon as may be convenient to you whether the proposal that the conference should meet at Ottawa on January 9th. is acceptable to the Government of the United States.2

I have [etc.]

H. H. Wrong

(For the Minister)
  1. Not printed.
  2. The Conference was held at Ottawa January 21–25, 1929, with delegations from the United States, Canada, Cuba, and Newfoundland participating. Mexico was invited, but was not represented.