Canadian Treaty Series
E101019 - CTS 1964 No. 16
EXCHANGE OF NOTES BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CONCERNING THE PHASING OUT OF CERTAIN RADAR STATIONS OF THE CONTINENTAL RADAR DEFENCE SYSTEM WITHIN CANADA
The Chargé d’affaires a.i., of the Canadian Embassy in Washington to the Secretary of State of the United States of America
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 25, 1964
The Honourable Dean Rusk
Secretary of State
I have the honour to refer to Agreements between the United States and Canada set out in the exchanges of notes of August 1, 1951 and June 12, l96l, regarding the cost and operation of the continental radar defence system within Canada.
I also have the honour to refer to recent discussions which have taken place between the representatives of our two Governments concerning the changing requirements within the North American air defence system and the need to satisfy these requirements with maximum efficiency. In accord with and in support of these two purposes, the representatives of our two Governments have agreed to phase out certain of the radar stations which were established in accordance with the provisions of the 1951 exchange of notes referred to above. On behalf of my Government, therefore, I have the honour to propose that our two Governments enter into an agreement in the following terms:
(a) the radars located at Edgar, Ontario; St-Sylvestre, Québec; Parent, Québec and Beaverbank, Nova Scotia, will be deactivated as expeditiously as possible by the Canadian Government;
(b) detailed and agreed arrangements concerning the implementation of the deactivation programme will be worked out between the appropriate authorities of our two Governments; and
(c) the disposition of excess United States property at the sites will be in accordance with the exchange of notes of our two Governments of August 28, 1961, and September 1, l96l(3), concerning the disposal of United States excess property in Canada.
Accordingly, I have the honour to suggest that if the foregoing is acceptable to your Government, this note and your reply to that effect shall constitute an agreement between our two Governments on this subject which shall enter into force on the date of your reply.
Please accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
H. B. Robinson
Chargé d’affaires, a.i.
The Secretary of State of the United States of America to the Chargé d’affaires a.i., of the Canadian Embassy in Washington
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
WASHINGTON, May 25, 1964
The Honorable H. Basil Robinson,
Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of Canada
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 249 dated May 25, 1964, concerning the changing requirements within the North American Air Defense System and the phasing out of certain radar stations.
I am pleased to inform you that the Government of the United States accepts the proposals contained in your note and that your note and my note in reply shall constitute an agreement between our two Governments regarding this matter which shall enter into force on the date of this note.
Accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my high consideration.
For the Secretary of State:
William C. Burdett