Mr. Jim Fulton (Skeena):
Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Indian Affairs who is just behind the curtain looking for delegates. Would he come back to his seat?
Now that the Minister is back in the House, I am sure he is aware that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has completed meetings throughout British Columbia regarding Alcan's $3 billion Kemano completion project. Fishermen, native people, farmers, and water users generally have pretty much unanimously called for a full public inquiry. The Minister is aware that Treasury Board has put forward funding for some of the affected bands in the area. Two weeks ago he told the Haizla people that he was going to call a full public inquiry. Will he tell this House, the native people in that area generally, fishermen, and British Columbians whether or not that public inquiry will be called before the end of this session in June?
Subtopic: INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: IMPACT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA ALCAN PROJECT-REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY