November 22, 1909 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Hon. L. P.@

BRODEUR (Minister of Marine and Fisheries) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 25) relating to the water carriage of goods. He said: The object is to declare illegal conditions put in bills of lading by which the shipowners free themselves from any liability arising out of their fault and negligence. The Bill was before the Senate two years ago and made the subject of an investigation. It was passed through that Chamber last year and sent here, but sent unfortunately too late for us to take it up. The other provisions in the Bill aTe concerning losses in case of accidents or force majeure. It provides also that shipowners shall have - the right to remove inflammable and explosive goods which may have gone on board without their consent.

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