November 8, 1919 (13th Parliament, 3rd Session)

L LIB

James Alexander Robb (Chief Government Whip)

Laurier Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

Will the minister explain
why vessels registered in Canada should be exempted from pilotage dues while the same privilege is not accorded to vessels registered in the United States? A vessel plying daily between Seattle and Vancouver and calling at Victoria, if registered in the United States, will be subject to pilotage dues, but will be exempt if registered in Canada. If it is proper to protect the lives of passengers on United States boats by providing pilotage, is there any reason why the same protection should not be afforded passengers on Canadian ships? The crew might be Canadians on both boats. The minister might clear that point uip.

Topic:   PACIFIC COAST PILOTAGE.
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