Hon. Stuart S. Garson (Minister of Justice) moved
that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution:
That it is expedient to introduce a measure respecting the liability of the crown for torts and civil salvage so as to place the crown in substantially the same position as a private person as regards liability for (a) torts committed by servants; (b) torts, arising out of breach of duty attaching to the ownership, occupation, possession or control of property; (c) damages caused by a motor vehicle upon a highway, and (d) civil salvage, and to permit certain actions to be taken against the crown in the provincial courts.
He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house.
Subtopic: TORTS AND CIVIL SALVAGE