May 9, 1952 (21st Parliament, 6th Session)

PC

Agar Rodney Adamson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Adamson:

In the minister's remarks tonight he said that immediately the United States ratifies a treaty it becomes law, the law of the land, whereas in Canada, to become law, a treaty must pass through parliament, under normal circumstances. Do I understand from that that when the secretary of state, or whoever signed for the United States, signed the Japanese treaty at San Francisco, it became the law of the land? Does it not have to go through the senate and the congress?

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   TREATY OF PEACE (JAPAN) ACT PROVISIONS FOR CARRYING TREATY INTO EFFECT
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