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 that is quite urgent and pressing. The application of a retroactive quota on red fish or ocean perch, as announced by the minister will seriously affect the economy of Atlantic Canada.
The continued restrictions being directed at Canadian fishermen, while foreigners are still permitted to phase out their operations, requires a thorough investigation of fisheries management. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for South Shore (Mr. Crouse):
That this House orders that the matter be referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Forestry and that the minister appear before the committee to explain his policy on fisheries management as it applies to the Canadian fishing industry.
Sub-subtopic: PROPOSED COMMITTEE STUDY OF FISHERIES MANAGEMENT POLICY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43