February 5, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I think the argument of my hon. friend dealt with the treaty-making power. In my humble judgment the treaty-making power is vested in the King, except in matters affecting the revenue. My hon. friend also brought forward an instance to the effect that if the treaty involved a cession of territory, the paramount power resided in parliament. That is the proposition of my hon. friend.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CANADIAN RAILWAYS.
Subtopic:   THE INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.
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