Parliament is expressing
an opinion at the present time, and there is no occasion so far as I can see for parliament to come to any other decision than that our water-powers should be used for the general advantage of the nation. I see no reason why we should at the present time irrevocably decide against the export of water-power at any time should it be deemed advisable but at the same time I say definitely that at the moment I would close the door not only against the export of water-power on a
9 p.m. one year lease, as is contemplated by this resolution, but also -against the export of off-peak power. There is no reason before the House or the country just now why we should export any power at all, whether it b'e off-peak or otherwise.
My hon. friend for Restigouche and Mada-waska (Mr. Michaud), properly placed before the House very largely the same opinion I had intended stating myself. The export of power, I take it, is governed 'by the federal laws, while the utilization of that power is governed largely if not entirely by the respective provinces. In other words, the Dominion exercises in this matter, as it does in regard to many other matters, a general supervision, while the provinces exercise a specific supervision over such matters as come particularly witihin their own purview or within their borders.
Topic: SUPPLY-EXPORT OF POWER