Mr. Speaker, I very much doubt the wisdom of extending the reference in that way. The Canadian government would, of course, have no objection if oil from the trans-Alaska pipeline were to be carried from Alaska to California without coming into the narrow waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Georgia Strait and ships, for example, were to move 300 miles offshore. It would not be a proper subject for the International Joint Commission to consider.
Subtopic: THREAT TO WEST COAST FROM PROPOSED TAPS
Sub-subtopic: TANKER ROUTE-FORMAL PROPOSAL TO UNITED STATES FOR REFERENCE TO INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION