Mrs. Martin (for the Minister of Transport) moved
that the bill be read the third time and passed.
She said: Madam Speaker, I am pleased to present for third reading Bill C-83, an act respecting the transportation of goods by water. This act is intended to modernize Canadian legislation concerned with the rules of liability and compensation for damage or loss of goods during carriage by water.
The new act will make Canada's shipping laws more consistent with those of its trading partners.
I would like to thank the members of the Standing Committee on Transport for their consideration of this bill, the specific amendments which they proposed and which clarify certain aspects of the new legislation.
Topic: GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic: CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY WATER ACT