Mr. J. R. MacNICOL (Davenport):
I ask the government a question based upon a brief dispatch that appears in to-day's Toronto Globe and Mail, dated Washington, February 8:
Claims Canada Waived Water
Cleveland A. Newton, general counsel for Mississippi Valley Association, emphasizing navigation and sanitation reasons for diverting 5,000 cubic feet of water a second from Lake Michigan through the lakes to the gulf waterway, urged approval of the Parsons bill.
He dismissed the international question with the contention Canada conceded in a 1910 treaty the United States right to divert Lake Michigan water.
The question is: Is there an international treaty of 1910 between Canada and the United States in which Canada waives any rights pertaining to lake Michigan water?
Subtopic: EFFECT OF BOUNDARY WATERS TREATY WITH UNITED STATES RESPECTING DIVERSION FROM LAKE MICHIGAN