Mr. M. J. COLDWELL (Rosetown-Biggar):
May I direct a question to the Minister of Fisheries, notice of which I sent him this morning? Have requests been made on behalf of the inland fisheries, particularly by the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, for the proclamation of the Fisheries Prices Support Act, 1944, with a view to the exercise of power under sections 9 and 12 thereof, because of the serious decline in demand and prices of fresh fish from the Manitoba, Saskatchewan and other inland fresh water fisheries? If so, what is the decision of the government? If no decision has been made, will the government give the matter immediate consideration in order to prevent heavy loss of essential food supplies?
Subtopic: PROCLAMATION OF PRICES SUPPORT ACT, 1944- PRICES SUPPORT BOARD