Hon. Donald S. Macdonald (for the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce) moved
that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution, which has been recommended to the house by His Excellency:
That it is expedient to introduce a measure to regulate interprovincial and export trade in freshwater fish and to establish the freshwater fish marketing corporation; to provide that the corporation shall conduct its operations on a self-sustaining financial basis without appropriations therefor by parliament; to provide that the Governor in Council may authorize the Minister of Finance, under certain terms and conditions, to guarantee repayment of loans by banks to the corporation and to make loans to the corporation, the aggregate outstanding of amounts borrowed or loaned not to exceed five million dollars; to provide also for grants to the corporation, out of the consolidated revenue fund, not exceeding in the
Coffee-1 lb. vacuum packed tin Tea-60 tea bags, top quality Tea-1 lb. top quality Flour-25 lb. sack Cigarettes-20's regular Cigarette tobacco-\ lb. tin
2. Sealskins range greatly in value depending on size, quality and season. The average price paid at this time for sealskins is $7.50
aggregate of one hundred thousand dollars to enable the corporation to meet initial operating and establishment expenses; and to provide further for other related and incidental matters.
Subtopic: ESTABLISHMENT OF FRESHWATER FISH MARKETING CORPORATION
Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs):
As indicated by the Prime Minister in his statement in the House of Commons on September 16, the government has taken steps to make its position known to the French authorities, through the appropriate diplomatic channels, on the issues raised by Mr. Rossillon's visit.
1. No firm date is yet established because a requirements study is under way.
2 and 3. As planning is not yet completed the need for additional land is still unknown. Property has already been purchased from A. A. Leslie for $16,773 as reported in reply to Question 602, November 13, 1967 (Hansard page 4177).
Subtopic: HUDSON BAY COMPANY PRICES