Flashback Friday: 1923 Halibut Fishing Treaty

1923HalibutTreaty Flashback Friday: 1923 Halibut Fishing Treaty

1923 Halibut Fishing Treaty

Uncle Sam: “What I cut off goes to you Johnnie Canuck and what’s left belongs to me.”

In 1923 Canada negotiated and signed a halibut fishing treaty with the United States establishing Canada’s status as an independent nation. The cartoonist suggests Canada was cut short in the deal. Mackenzie King was the Prime Minister of Canada at the time.