November 30, 1909 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)


William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)



If any intimation had been given that it was desired to have the correspondence printed, I would have had no objection. There is nothing in it as between France and Canada except a formal notice that the treaty has been, in due course, approved. But there is some correspondence which passed between the Canadian government and the British government on inquiries from Switzerland on the lines to which I have referred, not touching the treaty directly but raising this question as to the proper interpretation of one clause. I think I am correct in stating that the correspondence contains nothing between Canada and France with reference to the treaty, but there is correspondence incidental to it, respecting the inclusion of other countries, and that it will be found in the correspondence brought down.

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