Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):
I should like to lay on the table copies, in English and in French, of an order in council of June 4 amending the regulations respecting great lakes seamen's security. Those regulations are now in force. It has been found that with respect to the men on some small craft, such as small fishing vessels, or barges used as auxiliaries in dredging operations in the lakes, no useful purpose would be served by applying these regulations. The order in council authorizes the Minister of Labour to make orders exempting them from the application of the general regulations.
Subtopic: ORDER IN COUNCIL AMENDING REGULATIONS RESPECTING GREAT LAKES SEAMEN'S SECURITY