Hon. David Crombie (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development):
Mr. Speaker, the Hon. Member is absolutely wrong when he says that the Minister of Fisheries was thrown out of the meeting or that indeed the co-management scheme was withdrawn. It is absolutely untrue. I think it can be said that the consultative process is beginning to move nicely. One difficulty was that there was a perceived legal uncertainty in respect of the four by-laws. As the Hon. Member knows, recently I have taken steps to ensure that the legal uncertainty with regard to those by-laws was removed during the time the process of discussion and consultation with the joint work group was in place. I wish the Hon. Member would quit playing politics with this matter and help us along.
Subtopic: CO-MANAGEMENT PROPOSAL-REQUEST FOR MINISTERIAL MEETING