Hon. George C. Marler (Minister of Transport):
Mr. Speaker, I beg leave to table a copy in English and in French of order in council P.C. 1955-308 of March 1, 1955, appointing a royal commission on the coasting trade of Canada. The terms of reference will be found in the order in council, but in broad language they direct inquiry into all questions within the jurisdiction of parliament arising out of the water transport of goods and passengers from one place in Canada to another place in Canada, including the great lakes.
Attention is specifically directed to such matters as the relationship between Canada's coasting trade and the shipping and ship building industries, the relation to domestic and international trade generally, the probable effects of the St. Lawrence seaway on the coasting trade, the effects of participation in the coasting trade of vessels or other marine craft not built or registered in Canada, and the desirability, if any, of establishing different policies with respect to the coasting trade for particular parts of Canada.
Subtopic: APPOINTMENT OF ROYAL COMMISSION ON COASTING TRADE