June 13, 1934

LAB

Humphrey Mitchell

Labour

Mr. MITCHELL:

A communication from one of them would not mean anything. I have communications from the national council asking for many amendments to the bill.

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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

Would the minister tell me how many of the 149 amendments sent by the Canadian Association of Seamen were adopted?

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

I cannot say offhand, but I know that they were very carefully considered and dealt with by the committee, who received the advice of the officials of my department.

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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

My information is that none of them was adopted, that they asked for personal representation and a chance to speak on. matters which affected their very lives.

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

If none of them was adopted I suppose it is because the committee or subcommittee felt that they should not be embodied in this bill.

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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

Why should not the seamen

have an opportunity to make personal representations when the safety of their lives depends on the provisions of this act?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

Has the

minister received any representations from the Pacific coast that this bill be passed at this session?

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

I told the committee yesterday that I received these wires yesterday because these people had read in the papers the debate of last Friday when my hon. friends opposite insisted on having consideration of this bill postponed until next session. Of course, on the Pacific coast they had not yet read the debate in the papers-

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LIB
CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

They may have read short news items, but not the full debate of last Friday that appeared in the eastern papers.

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LIB

William Duff

Liberal

Mr. DUFF:

I could not find in the eastern newspapers a report of the full debate of Friday.

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

My hon. friend did

not read the Montreal newspapers.

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LIB
CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

Their Saturday

editions had a full report of the debate on Friday.

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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

In regard to the load line

convention Canada is following her own course because Great Britain has a special act of fifty-four pages dealing with the load line.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

That illustrates, Mr. Chairman, what I was trying to point out yesterday. If my hon. friend will read the load line convention he will see that it is international in character, and that it was signed by Great Britain, Canada, and the other nations of the world. It was ratified by this country, and Great Britain's is exactly the same as ours.

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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

My authority for that statement, now that it has been questioned, is the man that drew up the bill, Mr. Griffin. I have an article here by him in which he says that our load line is entirely different.

Canada Shipping Act

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

My hon. friend is

mistaken. Mr. Griffin never wrote this bill. He wrote Bill J.

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LIB

Subsection agreed to. Subsections 14 and 15 agreed to. On section 2, subsection 16-Construction regulations.


June 13, 1934