May 30, 1930 (16th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

I think my hon. friend will agree that we have very little power outside of our own shores, and strictly speaking, when a ship ties up to one of our docks, if the crew does not leave the ship and does not commit any misdemeanour against the crown I understand that we have absolutely no control over them. If the ship is of Canadian registry it is a different situation, but foreign ships coming to Canada and plying in these waters have a right to bring their own crews.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MARINE AND FISHERIES
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