June 14, 1934

CON

Thomas Cantley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CANTLEY:

With all due courtesy I do not think that is the meaning of the clause. If a vessel arrives from overseas safely in a Canadian port, what is the necessity of an officer going aboard to investigate her cargo? I do not think the minister's explanation is the correct one.

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

It is in the case of damages to a cargo.

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

It is to ascertain the condition of the cargo when it arrives in the Canadian port.

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CON

Section agreed to. Sections 610 to 627 inclusive agreed to. Canada Shipping Act



On section 628-Annual return of port warden to minister,


LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

Can the minister explain why it is that the returns made by harbour masters are made at the end of the fiscal year while those of the port warden are made at the end of the calendar year? AVhy should the date of making returns not be the same?

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

These are the dates at which reports have always been made in the past. We have only reenacted the Canadian statute.

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Section agreed to. Sections 629 and 630 agreed to. On section 631-Certificate to be evidence.


LIB

Joseph-Arthur Denis

Liberal

Mr. DENIS (Translation):

Is it only the

number that we are passing or is it the whole section? It seems to me that we are simply passing the number. I think the sections should be read in committee in order that members may, at least, follow them. It is simply childish; we should .be more in earnest in considering this bill and should not only adopt the numbers, as we have done this afternoon and evening.

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU (Translation):

What is the number of the section?

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CON

Charles Napoléon Dorion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DORION (Translation):

The same

procedure prevails in penitentiaries, everything goes by numbers.

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Section agreed to. Sections 632 to 636 inclusive agreed to. On section 637-Collisions.


LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

In subclause 3 does the word "regatta" cover sports and races put on by fairs? The subclause reads:

The governor in council may make rules or regulations relating to the safety of life or limb on navigable waters during regattas and marine parades.

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

Yes, it is for the safety of life.

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

I desire to call the attention of the committee to subclauses 4 and 5. This is government by order in council with a vengeance. Subclause 4 reads:

The governor in council may by order or regulation provide for the government and regulation of any body of water defined or described therein and may provide for the enforcement of such order or regulation.

That is as general as any language can be; it covers any rule or regulation whatever in connection with any body of water described in the order. Then subclause 5 states:

Any rule, regulation or order so made may provide for a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars-[DOT]

And so forth. Surely the minister should give the committee some explanation which would justify us in passing such arbitrary and drastic legislation.

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LIB
CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

I will ask that these stand.

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June 14, 1934