St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project: Hearings Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Eighty-second Congress, Second Session, on S.J. Res. 27 and S.J. Res. 111, Joint Resolutions Approving the Agreement Between the United States and Canada Relating to the Development of the Resources of the Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence Basin for National Security and Continental Defense of the United States and Canada; Providing for Making the Saint Lawrence Seaway Self-liquidating; and for Other Purposes. February 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29, 1952

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Considers (82) S.J. Res. 27, (82) S.J. Res. 111.

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Page 289 - Each of the high contracting parties reserves to itself or to the several State Governments on the one side and the Dominion or Provincial Governments on the other as the case may be, subject to any treaty provisions now existing with respect thereto, the exclusive jurisdiction and control over the use and diversion, whether temporary or permanent, of all waters on its own side of the line which in their natural channels would flow across the boundary or into boundary waters...
Page 288 - The high contracting parties further agree that any other questions or matters of difference arising between them involving the rights, obligations, or interests of either in relation to the other or to the inhabitants of the other, along the common frontier...
Page 281 - It is agreed that, in addition to the uses, obstructions, and diversions heretofore permitted or hereafter provided for by special agreement between the parties hereto, no further or other uses or obstructions or diversions, whether temporary or permanent, of boundary waters on either side of the line...
Page 293 - The present treaty shall be ratified by the President of the United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and by His Britannic Majesty.
Page 445 - ... in the public interest the navigation and water resources of the region; and as between other ' applicants, the commission may give preference to the applicant the plans of which it finds and determines are best adapted to develop, conserve, and utilize In the public interest the navigation and water resources of the region, If It be satisfied as to the ability of the applicant to carry out such plans.
Page 551 - It is the power to regulate; that is, to prescribe the rule by which commerce is to be governed. This power, like all others vested in Congress is complete in itself, may be exercised to its utmost extent, and acknowledges no limitations, other than are proscribed in the Constitution. These are expressed in plain terms, and do not affect the questions which arise in this case, or which have been discussed at the bar.
Page 598 - The navigation of the river St. Lawrence, ascending and descending, from the forty-fifth parallel of north latitude, where it ceases to form the boundary between the two countries, from, to, and into the sea, shall forever remain free and open for the purposes of commerce to the citizens of the United States, subject to any laws and regulations of Great Britain, or of the Dominion of Canada, not inconsistent with such privilege of free navigation.
Page 587 - ... said Territories respectively, also to hire and occupy Houses and Warehouses for the purposes of their commerce, and generally the Merchants and Traders of each Nation respectively shall enjoy the most complete protection and security for their Commerce but subject always to the Laws and Statutes of the two countries respectively...
Page 292 - Commission is equally divided or otherwise unable to render a decision or finding as to any questions or matters so referred, it shall be the duty of the Commissioners to make a joint report to both Governments, or separate reports to their respective Governments, showing the different conclusions arrived at with regard to the matters or questions so referred, which questions or matters shall thereupon be referred for decision by the High Contracting parties to an umpire chosen in accordance with...
Page 588 - The high contracting parties agree that the navigation of all navigable boundary waters shall forever continue free and open for the purposes of -commerce to the inhabitants and to the ships, vessels, and boats of both countries equally, subject, however, to any laws and regulations of either country, within its own territory, not inconsistent with such privilege of free navigation and applying equally and without discrimination to the inhabitants, ships, vessels and boats of both countries.

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