Mr. Remi Bujold (Bonaventure-Iles-de-la-Madeleine):
Mr. Speaker, my question is also directed to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. Coming back to the statement he made yesterday about compensation for salmon fishermen, 1 would like to point out to the minister that it is extremely important for most of our fishermen because it is, indeed, the only way they can make their living. Can the minister tell us whether he will soon announce his decision on this matter, because of the uncertainty that is being created for fishermen? Further, can he ensure that before he takes his decision he will consult with the fishermen involved? And in case he decides to terminate this compensation program, what will happen to the licences granted to these fishermen?
Subtopic: INQUIRY WHETHER GOVERNMENT WILL SOON ANNOUNCE DECISION ON COMPENSATION FOR SALMON FISHERMEN