13 mai 1930
France Doesn’t Forfeit Title To Twin Islands
By Henry Sommerville
Special Cable to the Star by Staff reporter.
London, May 13. – Authorities here having consulted Franco-British treaties find that the island of St. Pierre and Miquelon belonged to France under building restriction by the treaty of 1763, but were cede to France with full sovereignty by the treaty of 1783. The recent erection there of warehouses and commercial buildings does not, therefore, affect the title of France to the islands, as had been suggested in Canada.