Ogdensburg Agreement Ww2
Posted on April 11, 2021
The Ogdensburg Agreement was an agreement between Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 17, 1940 in Heuvelton, near Ogdensburg, New York.  He outlined a permanent plan for mutual foreign defence between the United States and Canada and created the Permanent Defence Council. The St. Lawrence Seaway is the result of a great Canada-U.S. agreement. The port of Johnstown, Ontario is located on the left and the port of Ogdensburg on the right. Photo: James Morgan The Canada-U.S. Agreement, which we see every day in our region is st. Lawrence Seaway.
The proposals and negotiations lasted about 50 years before the political and bureaucratic deadlocks broke and construction began in 1954. The Ogdensburg Agreement of August 18, 1940 was developed to create a framework for closer continental defence cooperation in the face of the Second World War between Canada and the United States. Recalling the close ties between Prime Minister Mackenzie King and President Roosevelt, the agreement was reached in a “most informal character, in which the President and Prime Minister ins. Mr. Roosevelt`s private car was assigned, while it was within sight of a siding in the village of Heuvelton, New York, reported the New York Times 1940 (Hurd). Ogdensburg`s brief statement focused on the creation of the Standing Committee on Common Defence (PJBD), which included Canadian and American military and civilian researchers. The PJBD should serve as a communication forum between Canada and the United States, as well as a tool for establishing assessments of the “northern half of the Western Hemisphere`s defence.” It is important to note that the creation of the Board of Directors was deliberately designed to survive the war (Granatstein, 9f). The North American Free Trade Agreement is one of many in Canada and the United States.
Agreements that have had a significant impact on the ground and have had both good and bad effects in eastern Ontario and the Northland. Two other agreements reached during the 20th century between nations also had lasting effects. The agreement opened closer military cooperation between Canada and the United States and created the Permanent Joint Defence Council, which remains the main advisory body for continental security, consisting of two national sections made up of diplomatic and military representatives. For seven decades, his meetings served as windows on Canada-U.S. Defense connections. Military cooperation between Canada and the United States was further enhanced by the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 1949, but the Council continued to play an important role in bilateral military relations and coordination. On August 17, 1940, Roosevelt met Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King in a private wagon near Ogdensburg, New York.