The Secretary of State to the President of the American Paper and Pulp Association of New York ( Henry W. Stokes )

Sir: The Department has received your letter of June 28, 1923,19 concerning the resolution passed by the Canadian House of Commons on June 26, 1923, authorizing the Governor General in Council to prohibit exportation from Canada of pulpwood.

In reply you are informed that the text of this resolution, as reported in the official House of Commons debates, is as follows:

“That it is expedient to amend section seven of the Export Act, chapter fifty of the Revised Statutes, 1906, as enacted by chapter thirty of the Statutes of 1914, by providing that the Governor in Council may by regulation prohibit the exportation from Canada of pulpwood of the variety, kind, place of origin or having the particulars of identification or ownership or production described in the regulation.”

You will note, therefore, that the question of what prohibition of export, if any, is to be made is left in the hands of the Canadian Government and will, I feel sure, be carefully studied by it before any action is taken.

You may be assured that the Department of State has given and will continue to give close attention to this matter.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Leland Harrison

Assistant Secretary
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