Canadian Treaty Series
E104750 - CTS 1944 No. 23
EXCHANGE OF NOTES BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AMENDING CANADA’S PERMISSION TO PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS INCORPORATED TO FLY OVER CANADA BETWEEN JUNEAU (ALASKA) AND SEATTLE (WASHINGTON)
The United States Ambassador to Canada to the Secretary of State for External Affairs
EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
OTTAWA, August 29, 1944
I have the honour to refer to your Note No. 74 of July 22, 1944 informing me that the Canadian Government had renewed for a period of six months from July 26, 1944, the permission granted to Pan American Airways to operate over British Columbia on its service between Seattle, Washington, and Juneau, Alaska. In that note you suggested that the question of refuelling at Comox and Port Hardy he left in abeyance until such time as the general arrangement relating to air transport services between Canada and the United States comes up for review.
As a result of informal conversations which have taken place since the receipt of your note, I understand that the Canadian Government is prepared at this time to permit Pan American Airways to land for refuelling at Comox and Port Hardy on condition that it relinquish its authorization to refuel at Prince George.
As Pan American Airways would prefer authorization to refuel at Comox and Port Hardy, I have been directed to request that the requisite authorization be granted, it being understood that Pan American Airways relinquish the authorization which was granted to refuel at Prince George.
Accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
For the Ambassador:
The Secretary of State for External Affairs to the United States Ambassador to Canada
DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
OTTAWA, September 8, 1944
1. I have the honour to refer to your note of August 29, No. 200, concerning the permission granted by the Canadian Government for Pan American Airways to operate for a period of six months from July 26, 1944, over British Columbia between Seattle, Washington, and Juneau, Alaska.
2. The Canadian Government is prepared to grant your request that Comox and Port Hardy be used as refuelling stops in place of Prince George. The permission granted in my Note No. 74 of July 22 is therefore amended to provide that Pan American Airways may land for refuelling at Comox and Port Hardy and may no longer land at Prince George. In all other respects the terms and conditions of my note under reference continue to apply.
Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
N. A. Robertson,
For the Secretary of State for External Affairs