June 14, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)


Joseph Raymond Fournier Préfontaine (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)



Of course. As regards the regulations governing apprentices, these will come under the Department of Marine and Fisheries. The moment that tins pilotage business comes under the Department of Marine, the minister will have to see that proper regulations for the admission of apprentices are made, and also for their yearly examination. We find that in the district oif Montreal, unless a complaint was made, a pilot would not be called on every year to pass an examination as to his eye-sight and hearing. We have established a rule, with the consent of the pilots, that they should pass an examination every season and get a certificate as to their eyesight and hearing to show that these have not failed so much as to prevent their attending to their duties. We have also stipulated what kind of examination they shall be subjected to.

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