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The Minister in Canada (Armour) to the Secretary of State

11. The press here gives prominence to statement by Canadian Minister of Finance commenting on attack of Senator Ellender2 against sale in New York of Canada’s $85,000,000 refunding bond issue. Dunning denied that Canada has ever been in default in payment of its obligations to the United States and pointed to press announcement of the Secretary of State May 5, 1934,3 quoting Attorney General’s opinion that Canada is not to be considered political subdivision of the British Empire within meaning of the Johnson Act.4

  1. Allen Joseph Ellender of Louisiana.
  2. Department of State, Press Releases, May 5, 1934, p. 259.
  3. 48 Stat. 574.