The Minister in Canada (MacNider) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 20.]
Sir: With reference to the Department’s instruction No. 552 of May 18, 1932, (file No. 811.2342/349) directing the Legation to approach the Canadian Government on the subject of “blanket” permission for certain flights over Canadian territory by United States Army aircraft, I have the honor to transmit herewith copy of a reply to the Legation’s representations. It will be seen that the Canadian Government is willing to comply with the request, provided similar privileges are extended for Canadian military aircraft passing over the State of Maine between Quebec and New Brunswick and conditional on the observation of certain stipulations specified under sub-paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d). The Canadian note likewise suggests that the arrangement be terminable on notice by either government and renewable by mutual agreement for successive annual periods.
The note is being acknowledged with the statement that the Legation will not fail to communicate immediately with the Department of External Affairs on receipt of a reply.
First Secretary of Legation