Mr. R. L. BORDEN (Halifax).
Before the Orders of the Day are called, I wish to mention to my right lion, friend that 1 observe a press despatch from Washington yesterday in these terms :
Washington, April 2, 1902. Secretary Hay and Mr. Raikes, secretary of the British- embassy today signed a treaty extending to the British colonies .he provisions of the original treaty between the United States and Great Britain for the preservation of industrial properties.
There was some such treaty more particularly with regard to trade marks in 1877; subsequently a treaty between France and Spain and other nations to which the United States and Great Britain also became parties at a later date. I understood that these two conventions already applied to the British colonies. I would like to know whether my right hon. friend has any information on the subject which he would like to give to the House V