International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department
Speaking for all Canadians, I say: Welcome to Canada. We have waited long for you to come—38 years. We have waited since Canada was with you at Bretton Woods in 1944. At that time a few farseeing Canadians were working there with other like-minded delegates on ideas and proposals for an International Monetary Fund and a World Bank. They were attempting to create economic order out of a world of economic and political chaos. So our feeling toward you is not just one of membership. It is one of historic kinship.