Hon. E. M. MACDONALD (Pictou) (for the Minister of Marine and Fisheries) moved that the House go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed
That it is expedient to amend the Canada Shipping Act, chapter one hundred and thirteen of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1906, by providing:-
1. That no registrar shall register any ship purchased or otherwise acquired from a foreign subject or corporation where any bill of sale or other document under or by virtue of which the ship became vested in the applicant for registry contains any provision express, implied or constructive, restricting the use of the vessel or imputing any measure of continued control thereof by the government of a foreign country.
2. That where in the opinion of the minister any person who applies to be registered as owner of a ship has not sufficient assets in Canada, other than the ship itself, to reimburse His Majesty for any expenses His Majesty may subsequently incur in connection with such ship, her master or a member of her crew, the minister may prohibit a registrar from registering such person as owner until security for such expenses, in such form and such amount as the minister may decide, shall have been furnished. [DOT]
3. That the Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing the manner in which grain cargoes shall be loaded at ports in Canada on ships bound to ports outside of Canada not within the limits of inland navigation, and for the imposition of penalties for breach of any such regulations.
4. That the Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing the manner in which the Port Warden shall perform his duties, and giving him such additional duties as he may from time to time see fit.
5. That annual returns shall be made by surveyors, and that provision be made for calculating tonnage.
He said: In the absence of the hon. Minister of Marine and Fisheries (Mr. Lapointe)