Hon. Pierre De Bane (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans):
Madam Speaker, the Hon. Member should recognize that the report to which I have alluded concerns specifically the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and the Pacific Coast. When dealing with fish habitat it is the duty of the Department to come up with a comprehensive policy so that all developers in Canada know what are the rules of the game. It is my policy that, every time we have a major economic development, one of the prerequisites is that public hearings be held so that all sides have the chance to express their views.
Subtopic: DEPARTMENTAL CONCERN