OTTAWA (Jan. 27)
All commercial representatives of Canada abroad and all the officers under the control of the Board of Trade across Canada have been instructed to refuse any assistance to any Canadian foreign firm taking part in any form in the Arab boycott of Israel.
In a circulated note dated Jan. 24. Under-secretary for Trade and Commerce, C.F. Osbaldeston asked his officers to conform with the policy line laid down by Secretary of State for External Affairs Don Jamieson last October. At that time, Jamieson stated that the Canadian government will refuse to support any company or individual who, in dealing with a third party, will ask Canadian enterprises to discriminate on religious, racial or ethnic grounds.
Osbaldeston made it clear to all his officers that they are obliged to inform his ministry of any boycott clauses included in transactions between Canadian and foreign firms. A report on the issue will be published twice a year by the Canadian government.