May 19, 1952 (21st Parliament, 6th Session)


Mr. Nickle:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the government negotiated with, or is it now prepared to initiate negotiations with, the United States government, in order to determine

whether or not a large-scale, long-term firm agreement is feasible for exchange of natural gas between Canada and the United States?
2. In the alternative, is the government prepared at this time to urge that the United States authorize export of American natural gas to southern Ontario, in a volume equal to that of Alberta gas (ten billion cubic feet yearly) now being exported to defence industry in Montana, and for at least a similar short-term period (five years) ?

Subtopic:   NATURAL GAS
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