“Canoe Registry” Debated In Commons

Monday, February 28, 2005 at 15:26



The Member of Parliament for northern Saskatchewan is not letting up in his attack of what he’s calling the federal government’s “canoe registry”.


Jeremy Harrison raised the matter in the House of Commons on Friday.


Under the proposed new guidelines by Transport Canada, northern fishers and guides will be required to go out of province to get the proper certification.


Harrison also blasted the Liberals for trying to force these northerners to register their canoes.


A spokesman for the federal transport minister responded by noting that, under current regulations, canoes used for commercial purposes are classified as small commercial vessels and are required to be licensed.