Mr. Jack Marshall (Humber-St. George's-St. Barbe):
Mr. Speaker, I wish to move a motion under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. The Newfoundland shrimp for which the fishermen receive 24 cents per pound from the fish plants sell to the consumer in Ontario for 25 cents an ounce, or $1.49 for a six-ounce package or $4 per pound, a difference of 1,666 per cent. In view of this alarming difference from the fishermen to the consumer, I move, seconded by the hon. member for South Shore (Mr. Crouse):
That the matter be a cause for investigation to determine whether the fishermen are being exploited, or the consumer is being ripped off, and that the matter be referred to a joint committee of fisheries and forestry and consumer affairs.
Sub-subtopic: NEWFOUNDLAND SHRIMP-DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRICE FISHERMEN RECEIVE AND THAT PAID BY CONSUMER-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43