Mr. Lloyd R. Crouse (South Shore):
Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order No. 43. Since the disavowal of the East Coast Fisheries and Boundary Treaties by the American administration, excessive overfishing on Georges Bank has glutted the American markets for cod and haddock, resulting in a 33 per cent drop in prices to Canadian fishermen in 1981 as compared with 1980. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for St. John's West (Mr. Crosbie):
That this House deplores the complete lack of principle and concern shown by the government in increasing the price of gasoline by 60 cents per gallon within the past year, including today's 9 cents per gallon, at a time of depressed fish prices, a move which has so seriously affected the Canadian fishermen that they have tied up their inshore fleet in Nova Scotia, since high fuel and operating costs make it uneconomical to continue operations.
Sub-subtopic: IMPACT OF INCREASE IN PRICE OF GASOLINE ON FISHERMEN- MOTION UNDER S O. 43