March 19, 1941 (19th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

In reply to the leader of the opposition, I may say that the agreement will be submitted to this parliament for approval after it has received the approval of congress and not before. I hope and expect that that approval will be given shortly and that it will be possible to have the agreement presented to this parliament at the present session. With respect to my hon. friend's other question, I shall be glad to table on Friday, with the agreement, the opinion of the Department of Justice with respect to the binding nature of an agreement in the form of an agreement rather than in the form of a treaty. That opinion will be supplemented by an opinion of the Attorney General of the United States.

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY AGREEMENT RESPECTING DEVELOPMENT OF POWER AND PROVISION OF DEEP WATERWAY FROM HEAD OF THE LAKES TO MONTREAL
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