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-
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.
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.