Canadian Treaty Series
E100952 - CTS 1965 No. 22
EXCHANGE OF NOTES BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF A BACK-UP INTERCEPTOR CONTROL SYSTEM TO STRENGTHEN THE CONTINENTAL AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM
The Ambassador of the United States of America to Canada to the Secretary of State for External Affairs
EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
OTTAWA, November 24, 1965
The Honourable Paul Martin
Secretary of State for External Affairs
I have the honor to refer to the agreement between the United States of America and Canada regarding improvements in the continental air defense system contained in the exchange of notes signed at Ottawa on September 27, 1961, as amended by the exchange of notes signed at Ottawa on May 6, 1964, and to recent discussions between representatives of our two Governments concerning the establishment of a Back-Up Interceptor Control System in the United States and Canada to strengthen further the continental air defense system.
I propose that the establishment, operation, and maintenance of the Back-Up Interceptor Control facilities in Canada be governed by the aforementioned Agreement of September 27, 1961, as amended, including the cost-sharing arrangements set forth in paragraph 6 of the Annex, and in the related agreement of September 27, 1961, between the Royal Canadian Air Force and the United States Air Force. I therefore also propose that numbered paragraph 1 of the Annex to the aforementioned Agreement of September 27, 1961 be further amended by the addition of a new subparagraph, lettered (f) and worded as follows:
"(f) Back-Up Interceptor Control (BUIC) facilities located at certain existing radar sites in Canada and related subsidiary facilities, including on-base communications plants."
If this proposal is acceptable to your Government, I have the further honor to propose that this note and your reply shall constitute an agreement between our two Governments on this subject which shall enter into force on the date of your reply and shall remain in effect for the same period of time as the afore-mentioned Agreement of September 27, 1961.
Accept, Sir, the renewed assurance of my highest consideration.
W. W. Butterworth
The Secretary of State of External Affairs to the Ambassador of the United States of America to Canada
DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
OTTAWA, November 24, 1965
His Excellency W.Walton Butterworth
Ambassador of the United States of America
I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your Note No. 220 of November 24, 1965, proposing a further amendment to the Agreement between our two Governments of September 27, 1961, concerning cost sharing and related arrangements with respect to improvements in the Continental Air Defence System, this further amendment being designed to provide for the establishment, operation and maintenance of Back-up Interceptor Control facilities at certain existing radar sites in Canada.
This proposal is acceptable to the Government of Canada. I therefore agree to your further proposal that your Note No. 220 of November 24, 1965, and this reply shall constitute an Agreement between our two Governments, effective this date, to amend the Agreement of September 27, 1961.
Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.