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HAINES-FAIRBANKS MILITARY PIPELINE PROJECT
12. The Minister of National Defence, as Acting Secretary of State for External Affairs, referring to discussion at the meeting of August 20th,33 1952, recommended that there be an Exchange of Notes with the United States covering conditions for the construction of an oil pipeline from Haines, Alaska, to Fairbanks, Alaska, through British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. The recommendation was concurred in by the Minister of Resources and Development.
An explanatory Memorandum had been circulated.
(Acting Minister's memorandum, Feb. 23, 1953, and attached draft of Exchange of Notes, Orders-in-Council, etc. -- Cab. Doc. 51-53)?
13. The Cabinet approved the recommendation of the Acting Secretary of State for External Affairs and agreed:
(a) that the Minister of Resources and Development be authorized:
(i) to request the British Columbia government to pass an Order-in-Counsil transferring to Canada the administration, control and benefit of the land required for the right-of-way to a pipeline from Haines, Alaska, to Fairbanks, Alaska, through British Columbia territory;
(ii) to submit to the Governor-in-Council a recommendation that Canada accept the transfer; and,
(iii) to submit to the Governor-in-Council a recommendation for the appointment of a special commissioner,
(b) that, on passage of the two Orders-in-Council, the Acting Secretary of State for External Affairs be authorized to enter into an Exchange of Notes with the US Ambassador, in accordance with the draft submitted, covering the terms and conditions for the construction of the pipeline from Haines to Fairbanks through British Columbia and Yukon Territory; and,
(c) that the Acting Secretary of State for External Affairs be authorized to inform the US Government that the US Army might advertise for tenders immediately, subject to prior issuance of an agreed public statement by the two Governments, without waiting for the completion and signature of the Exchange of Notes.
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La date exacte est le 27 août 1952. The correct date is August 27, 1952.