It has resurrected something that happened in our community a few years back. We had a foreign vessel come in to our harbour and it was transiting the canal, and every individual on that vessel was sick, with no idea what they were sick from.
Mr. Given, in your experience with a foreign vessel coming in, what is the protocol? I'll tell you what the protocol was then, and this was only about five or six years ago. The protocol then was that nobody would touch it. Health Canada wouldn't touch it. We ordered the seaway not to allow that vessel into our community, because we didn't know what they were sick from.
It got to the point, just based on human response and wanting to help, that I sent my fire department out there. We are a city of 20,000 people, and I had to send my fire department out to what could have been an international incident. Who knows what they were actually stepping into?
Again, when it comes to labour conditions and protocols within our waterways and allowing something like this, what do you see as a proper protocol when these vessels come in and, as you mentioned earlier, there are health-related issues that have to be dealt with?