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CANADA-UNITED STATES AGREEMENT FOR COOPERATION ON THE CIVIL USES OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Extract from Cabinet Conclusions|
June 21st, 1956|
The Minister of Trade and Commerce and Minister of Defence Production (Mr. Howe),
The Minister of National Health and Welfare
and Acting Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Martin),
The Minister of National Revenue (Dr. McCann),
The Minister of Finance (Mr. Harris),
The Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys (Mr. Prudham),
The Minister of Fisheries (Mr. Sinclair),
The Minister of National Defence (Mr. Campney),
The Leader of the Government in the Senate and Solicitor General ( Senator Macdonald),
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (Mr. Pickersgill).
The Secretary to the Cabinet (Mr. Bryce),
The Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Mr. Martin),
The Economic Adviser, Privy Council Office (Mr. Lamontagne).
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ATOMIC ENERGY; AMENDMENT TO  CANADA-UNITED STATES AGREEMENT ON CIVIL USES OF ATOMIC ENERGY
10. Mr. Martin, as Acting Secretary of State for External Affairs, reported that an amendment to the bilateral agreement with the United States on the civil uses of atomic energy, to provide for the exchange of a somewhat wider range of information, had now been negotiated. President Eisenhower had approved the proposal, as the law required. The amendment had to be before Congress for thirty continuous sitting days before it could come into effect and, owing to the fact that Congress might rise somewhat earlier this year than usual, it had been decided, with the approval of the Prime Minister, to authorize the Canadian Ambassador in Washington to sign it as soon as possible, on the understanding that matter would be reported to Cabinet at the first opportunity. He recommended that this report be noted and that signature of the amendment be formally approved.
An explanatory memorandum was circulated.
( Minister's memorandum, June 20, 1956-Cab. Doc. 135-56)?
11. Mr. Martin added that it was quite possible that certain minor changes might be proposed by the U.S. in this amending agreement. He suggested that Mr. Heeney have authority to sign as long as there was no major change in substance.
12. The Cabinet noted the report of the Acting Secretary of State for External Affairs on the amendment to the Canada-United States bilateral agreement on the civil uses of atomic energy, and confirmed that the Canadian Ambassador in Washington, or his deputy, was authorized to sign the amendment; but that formal authority for this purpose be deferred pending the receipt of the actual text as finally approved.29
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