February 9, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. R. MacNICOL (Davenport):

May
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?

Topic:   DIVERSION OF WATER
Subtopic:   EFFECT OF BOUNDARY WATERS TREATY WITH UNITED STATES RESPECTING DIVERSION FROM LAKE MICHIGAN
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