April 16, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

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The MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR.

I would ask to be allowed to interrupt my hon. friend. I did not touch upon one point which, perhaps, would have made the matter clearer. The part of the Canadian territory which comes into immediate contact with Alaska at the point mentioned is in British Columbia. The boundary line of the Yukon territory is further north, so that a question does not arise as between Alaska and the Yukon, but between Alaska and British Columbia. That is to say, if you start north from Skagway, you go through the White Pass to the summit, at which point the provisional boundary line is fixed between Canada and the United States. But, when you cross the White Pass, you are in British Columbia, and you have to go half way over Lake Bennett before you strike the OOtli parallel of latitude and reach the Yukon territory.

Topic:   YUKON TERRITORY ACT AMENDMENT.
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