HC Deb 30 June 1927 vol 208 c573
57. Colonel MORDEN

asked the Postmaster-General if the fact that the United States was connected by telephone with this country before the Dominion of Canada is due to the action of the Home or Canadian authorities?

Viscount WOLMER

Since, as my hon. Friend is no doubt aware, there is no wireless station in Canada capable, at the present stage of technical knowledge of commercial telephonic working with this country, the opening of a service with the United States was necessarily the first step in establishing trans-Atlantic telephone communication.

Colonel MORDEN

Is it not a fact that the first wireless messages to America were sent through Canada?

Viscount WOLMER

Not the first, wireless telephone messages.