Hon. J. A. GLEN (Minister of Mines and Resources) moved the first reading of bill No. 16 (from the Senate) respecting the manufacture, testing, sale, storage and importation of explosives.
He said: The Explosives Act, which is chapter 31 of the statutes of 1914, was passed by parliament on June 12, 1914, and has not been changed in any respect since 1920, the year in which it was proclaimed, save for the general revision of Canadian statutes of 1927. It is based on the British explosives act, 1875. The purpose of this bill is to bring the statute into line with present-day requirements and to remedy defects that have been revealed by practical experience in its administration.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.