Mr. Jack Marshall (Humber-St. George's-St. Barbe):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to move a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. The Department of Fisheries and the Environment has not rehired approximately 50 per cent of the 163 river guardians employed on the salmon rivers in Newfoundland, resulting in the loss of 80 jobs. The increase in poaching on these rivers with fewer guardians will have a very serious effect on the salmon stocks in Newfoundland's rivers and makes a complete mockery of Canada's conservation measures. Therefore, 1 move, seconded by the hon. member for St. John's West (Mr. Crosbie):
That this House direct the Minister of Fisheries and the Environment to authorize the immediate reinstatement of last year's allotment for river guardians in Newfoundland, and that the matter be referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Forestry.
Sub-subtopic: FAILURE TO REINSTATE RIVER GUARDIANS IN NEWFOUNDLAND-MOTION UNDER S O. 43