Mr. Chairman, I wrant to offer my congratulations to the Government on the return to sane proceedings in relation to treaties wdth foreign nations. This is a Canadian treaty dealing with Canadian business, which is very properly submitted for the consideration of this House. It does not give us any knowledge of the affairs of the Czecho-Slovakia, it takes no account of the skull of the Prophet or of the missing Koran. It deals with Canadian affairs and does not contain any manifestation of national swellheadedness; it does not assert any new statues; it does not make any claim to new nationhood-it is just-an ordinary common sense treaty of the old-fashioned or common garden variety of treaties such as we have engaged in from time to time. There is not a word in this treaty that it is between Canada as a new nation and the United States; there is not a word asserting our right to make treaties as an independent nation. This is just a treaty between His Majesty the King and the President of the United States-the King representing not Canada alone but the whole British Empire, and inasmuch as the treaty does relate to Canada a gentleman representing Canada- named by the Canadian Government, I presume-has been chosen as one of the parties to it. I take it for granted that Mr. Justice Hazen was chosen not only because of his eminent ability but also because he was Minister of Marine and Fisheries when these negotiations were begun, but I merely want to congratulate the Government on getting back to the sensible, common, old-fashioned way of making our treaties.
Subtopic: APPROVAL, OP CONVENTION FOR PRESERVATION BETWEEN HIS MAJESTY AND THE UNITED STATES.