May 26, 1941

NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

As a

cooperative movement?

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LIB
NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Good.

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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

Recently that movement has been supported financially to a limited extent by the government, also by socially-minded private citizens, people of wealth in the maritime provinces and outside Canada, who make it their duty each year to collect sufficient funds to pay the costs of the work of the extension department of St. Francis Xavier university.

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Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

That is

educational?

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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

Educational, yes. With

regard to the economic aspect, of course many people are finding more profitable employment in war work and have quit the fishing industry. This makes it more advantageous to those who are in the industry as a vocation; the market available to each fisherman is so much larger. Also, the price of fish has been increased through many factors. There is a bigger demand from the United States market and better prices are being paid. Also the home market has expanded and the prices have improved.

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Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Just on

that point-the minister is making a general statement-what is the increased domestic consumption of Canadian-caught fish, this year, we shall say, compared with last year? Has he the figures?

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Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

We have figures on the

general increase of fish consumption in Canada, and it is our estimate that within the last five years the consumption per head has increased from seventeen pounds to twenty-eight pounds.

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Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Does that include importations from the New England states?

Supply-Fisheries

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Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

We have no fish importations of any account from the New England states.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Where

does this so-called sole which we have at the hotel, come from?

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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

It comes from the

Atlantic ocean, through-

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I know.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

What part?

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Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

From the Grand banks, from the fishing banks, to which Europeans used to resort to get their supplies of fish.

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Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

There is no importation of fresh fish into Canada, then?

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LIB
NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Good.

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Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

There was some importation in the past of canned sardines from Norway and of pickled herring from Holland, the latter in very small quantities. Of course, all this has ceased. There has been a large increase in consumption by Canadian consumers of all kinds of fish, a big increase of exports of fresh and frozen fish to the United States, and some increase in the export of canned fish.

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May 26, 1941