Hon. CHARLES MURPHY.
Since 1896 there have been entered into between Great Britain and the United States, twenty treaties or conventions, of which eight relate more or less directly to Canada. These are:
(a) Convention relating to the mutual extradition of fugitive criminals. Signed at Washington, December 13, 1900.
(b) Convention for the adjustment of the boundary between Canada and Alaska. Signed at Washington, January 24, 1903.
(c) Convention for the adjustment of the boundary between Canada and Alaska. Signed at Washington, April 21, 1906.
(d) Arbitration convention. Signed at Washington, April 4, 1908.
(e) Convention respecting the protection, preservation and propagation of food fishes in waters contiguous to the United States and Canada. Signed at Washington, April 11, 1908.
(f) Treaty relating to the demarcation of
the International boundary. Signed at
Washington, April 11, 1908.
(g) Treaty oroviding for the conveyance of prisoners of Canada or the United States through the territory of the other, also providing for reciprocal rights in wrecking and salvage. Signed at Washington, May 18, 1908.
(h) Agreement for the submission 'to arbitration of questions relating to fishing on the North Atlantic coasts. Signed at
Washington, January 27, 1909.
None of these treaties were laid before the parliament of Canada for ratification. Because under the British Constitution the treaties in question did not require parliamentary sanction.
Subtopic: TREATIES WITH THE UNITED STATES