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4. Niagara Remedial Works
American Division: On July 21 President Eisenhower personally approved the International Joint Commission's recommendations concerning the remedial works for the preservation of the scenic beauty of Niagara Falls provided by the Niagara Treaty of 1950, and he sent a message to Congress asking for a supplementary appropriation of $1.5 million to cover part of the costs of the US works. On the same day the State Department and the Department of External Affairs informed the two sections of the International Joint Commission of the Government's approval of the recommendations and asked the International Joint Commission to supervise the construction of the remedial works. Mr. St. Laurent also sent a letter to Premier Frost, formally asking the Province of Ontario to undertake the works in this connection as provided for in the Treaty.
The Province of Ontario is now enabled to undertake, through the Ontario Hydro Electric Commission, the construction of the Canadian share of the works. Of a total of about $17.5 millions of works estimated in 1952, $16 millions are estimated to be on the Canadian side of the river and will be undertaken by the Ontario Hydro Electric Commission. Conversations are taking place between the Ontario and Federal authorities on July 27 to agree upon the financing of these works in advance of discussions which will be required with the United States authorities.