(Enclosure in No. 18.)
EXTRACT FROM A REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL,
APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL ON THE 3RD DECEMBER, 1907.
P.C. 1694 M.
The Committee of the Privy Council have had under consideration a Despatch dated 2nd October 1907, from the Governor of Newfoundland setting forth that by a Despatch dated 20th May, 1904, the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies informed his predecessor that His Majesty's Government and the Government of the Dominion of Canada were agreed as to the desirability of submitting to the Imperial Privy Council for decision, the question of the Labrador Boundary between Canada and Newfoundland and stating that His Ministers concurred with that proposal and will be prepared to submit their case forthwith.
The Minister of Justice to whom the said Despatch was referred recommends that a Despatch be sent to the Governor of Newfoundland accepting the decision of the Government of Newfoundland to submit to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council for consideration, the question of the Labrador Boundary between Canada and Newfoundland and requesting that the Government of Newfoundland will place their Attorney General, or such other person as they may think fit to designate, in communication with the Minister of Justice, for the Dominion of Canada, with a view to arranging the proper legal procedure to be followed for the purpose of bringing the question before the Imperial Privy Council for decision.
The Minister further recommends that a copy of such Despatch be sent to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies for his information and that a copy be also sent to the Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Quebec for the information of his Ministers.
The Committee advise that His Excellency be moved to forward a copy hereof to the Governor of Newfoundland and to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies, and that a copy be also sent to the Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Quebec.
All which is respectfully submitted for approval.
Clerk of the Privy Council.
The Minister of Justice.