500C.115 28th Conference/20g: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)

1339. With approval of British Government, Governing Body of the International Labor Organization is meeting in London December 16 to consider time, place and agenda of ILO Conference. British Government is agreeable to having Conference held in March. Canadian Government is opposed to holding Conference in Canada, [Page 1013] hence it will not be held there.24 Green of American Federation of Labor has assured Secretary of Labor that A.F. of L. has changed its attitude and will not raise any question concerning participation of Soviet employee delegate.

  1. The Minister in Canada informed the Department on December 2, 1943, that the Canadian position was based on the possibility of elections being held in Canada in 1944 (500C.115 28th Conference/46).