Just a footnote, right at the end of the Marine Personnel Regulations, I found this:
*403. (1) These Regulations, except sections 304 to 307 and 333 to 338, come into force on the day on which section 2 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, chapter 26 of the Statutes of Canada, 2001, comes into force.
(2) Sections 304 to 307 and 333 to 338 come into force on the later of
(a) the day on which the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 comes into force in Canada, and
(b) the day on which section 2 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, chapter 26 of the Statutes of Canada, 2001, comes into force.
Sections 304 to 307, dealing with seafarer recruitment agencies, and 333 to 338, dealing with Maritime Labour Convention Certificates, come into force when the Maritime Labour Convention does. That convention needs 30 IMO Member states to ratify it, but only 25 (including Canada) have. Interestingly, UK, India, Phillipines, China and USA have not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maritime_Labour_Convention
The Convention sets minimum standards for seafarers, so I doubt very much you'll see it in force any time soon. Seafarers are still disposable. "Fit for pigs and Merchant seamen", as the Chandler's food boxes used to read.
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