Mr. H. H. McLEAN:
The only remedy now is to bring a personal action against the captain with the hope that the Government will pay any verdict that might be recovered against him. That 5s one of the difficulties in our law at present, that in Canada a petition of right would not lie in such a case. I understand that vessels chartered and under Government control stand in the .same position as Government-owned vessels. The point I want to make is that, in such a case as I have mentioned, there should be some remedy or means by which such claims could be investigated
and decided, eitner by the Admiralty Court or the Exchequer Court, or by some official acting as an arbitrator.
Topic: INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY COAL SUPPLY.
Subtopic: MERCHANT SHIPPING- ACT AMENDMENT.