HC Deb 02 July 1903 vol 124 c1185
MR. ROSE (Cambridgeshire, Newmarket)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the recent negotiations between the Government and the Dominion of Canada and the United States for the renewal of a reciprocity treaty were suspended on account of the desire of the Dominion Government to await the decision of the Alaska Boundary Tribunal before proceeding further; and, if not, can he state why these negotiations were suspended.


I have no official information on the subject since the proceedings were interrupted owing to the difficulty of arriving at an arrangement about the Alaska boundary, but I have seen it stated in the papers that the Canadian Government has recently informed the Government of the United States that they did not wish to resume negotiations at the present time.