Hon. J. D. HAZEN (Minister of Marine and Fisheries) moved the second reading of Bill No. 21, to amend the law relating to merchant shipping, with a view to enabling certain conventions to be carried into effect. He said: Mr. (Speaker, in
moving the second reading of this Bill, I think it would be well that I should fully state to the House its purpose and object, and the events which have led to its being introduced at the present time.