Mr. Lloyd R. Crouse (Queens-Lunenburg):
Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to
Inquiries of the Ministry the Minister of Fisheries. In view of the statement made last evening by the premier of Newfoundland on a C.B.C. television program, that in his opinion the Russian planes intercepted last week were surveying Atlantic coast waters for possible contamination; and in view of the possibility of such contamination of these waters as a result of the loss of nuclear bombs near Thule, would the minister indicate what steps his department or the government are taking to clarify the matter, particularly because of the tremendous impact that such statements could have on fish consumption and on the entire fishing industry in the Atlantic provinces.
Subtopic: POSSIBLE RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION FOLLOWING PLANE CRASH