May 26, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

We have one representative on this International Boundary Commission, and he has a small staff. This has to do largely with the maintenance of the markers on the boundary and the settlement of questions relating to the international boundary. In some instances, where the boundary line passes through areas which have been forested, the line between the two countries has been cleared for a certain width. In certain places that requires some attention every year. There are other parts where the monuments which are set up at stated intervals to indicate the boundary line have to be restored or renewed. This commission is an international commission in the sense that the United States have a representative on it, and these two representatives are the ones who carry on this work.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND RESOURCES
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