The bill, as will be seen, originated in the senate. It provides for the establishment, operation and maintenance of free foreign trade zones, or what is known as the free port zone. It is not proper at this time to go into any lengthy explanation, but briefly it provides merely for the issuing by the government of a licence for -the establishment of such a free port zone in any port in Canada. The bill does not come into operation except on proclamation, nor does it involve in any sense a charge upon the treasury.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.