Revival of the St. Lawrence Project

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Revival of St. Lawrence Project

Expected Announcement of Revised Pact With Canada

Resident Roosevelt will shortly seek authority from Congress to begin construction of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence seaway and power project as a joint Canadian-American defense measure. A treaty for development of the project was rejected by the United States Senate in 1934. Negotiations were subsequently resumed, but a draft treaty submitted by this country in 1938 met strong opposition in Ontario and Quebec and negotiations were suspended until several months after the outbreak of the war. Early in 1940, industrial expansion resulting from the national defense programs undertaken in both countries brought the St. Lawrence project again to the fore, and, at Canada's suggestion, new discussions were initiated. Negotiations were recently completed, and a ...

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