711.4215 Air Pollution/78: Telegram

The Minister in Canada (Phillips) to the Secretary of State

154. Department’s 99, July 14, 1 p.m. The Under Secretary of State for External Affairs declares that the Canadian Government is [Page 94] in entire agreement with the Department of State that the two Governments should refer to the Commission the matter for investigation and report, which would then arrange for a meeting and for the prosecution of the investigation. He pointed out that only one member of the Commission might be available for the first meeting. Accordingly it is his understanding that designated members of the Commission could initiate action.

Department’s 49, May 4, 6 p.m. Third point was touched upon in the Legation’s 305 of March 2361 which considerations still influence the Canadian Government. Dr. Skelton stated that he felt that note of July 11 inclosure to despatch 516, July 12 answers this point that the recommendation might mean closing of smelter.

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