William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)
Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
I desire to lay on the table a copy of a white paper containing correspondence and documents relating to the St. Lawrence deep waterway treaty, 1932; Niagara convention, 1929, Ogoki river and Kenogami river (Long lake) projects; and export of electrical power. The French translation has been completed, but there has been a slight delay in the printing. I hope to be able to lay it on the table to-morrow.
I received this morning from the Premier of Ontario a communication stating that he is forwarding to me to-day a reply to my letter to him of February 22. My letter is included in the white paper, which was printed and bound for distribution before I received this telegram. If the letter from the Premier of Ontario is received by to-morrow I shall table it in order that the correspondence may be complete. I imagine that would be the wish of the Premier of Ontario.
I desire also to table a photostatic copy of an extract from the Congressional Record of February 16, 1938, containing a letter of February 12, 1938, from the Premier of Ontario to Congressman W. G. Andrews referring to the St. Lawrence waterway, the great lakes and related problems. Seeing that this correspondence has just been brought down, I do not think it will be possible to proceed to-morrow with the second reading of the bill respecting the export of power.