Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, an exchange of notes took place with Washington on Tuesday of this week, permitting additional diversions of water at Niagara Falls for the purpose of developing hydro electric power, in order to meet urgent war needs. It was expected it would be possible to table the exchange of notes to-day. But in order to secure simultaneous tabling at Washington and Ottawa it will not be possible to table them until the end of the week.
I mention this more particularly, because I heard on the radio mention of the existence of these notes, and I thought my hon. friend opposite would probably question me as to why they had not been first tabled in the House of Commons. I want to assure him that the information that has come over the radio has not come from any government source, either in the United States or in Canada.