On the Orders of the Day:
Right Hon. W7. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister): Mr. Speaker, yesterday
the hon. member for North Toronto (Mr. Church) asked a question respecting an order of the House that had been passed for the production of all papers regarding the diversion of water by the Chicago Drainage Commission, and an application for the construction of a power dam on the St. Lawrence "iver near the town of Morrisburg. In reply', the hon. Secretary of State (Mr. Copp) mentioned that the papers had been brought down two or three days ago and were on the Table. The answer was correct in respect to the second subject, the application for the construction of a power dam on the St. Lawrence river near Morrisburg; it was not correct as regards papers referring to the diversion of water by the Chicago Drainage Commission The delay in bringing down the latter papers is due to our not yet having received the acquiescence of the United States government.
I do not think any exception will be taken. It is I understand, the wish of the American government that the papers should be brought down simultaneously at Washington and here.
I expect to have the matter settled within the next week.