November 21, 1949 (21st Parliament, 1st Session)

PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

May I direct a question to the minister? Has the government any intention of bringing in amendments to the shipping legislation, or seeing to it that amendments are made to the shipping regulations? This was a terrible disaster. The report condemns the company very strongly, and points out that certain new regulations are required. As I understand it, the report also points out that the inspection of the dominion inspecting officer was not adequate. I do urge that there is the utmost need for a prompt and thorough revision, primarily of the regulations, but perhaps also of the Canada Shipping Act itself. Has the government in mind taking any such steps?

Topic:   S. S. "NORONIC" DESTRUCTION BY FIRE ON SEPTEMBER 17 JUDG- MENT AND REPORT OF COURT OF INVESTIGATION
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