Coming from Nova Scotia, I just want to say that I am delighted, as I am sure the other members from the maritimes are, that the government has found it expedient to reclaim the marshlands in the three maritime provinces. I shall not go into details because I want to see the bill first, but I want to express the satisfaction it gives us all to have the minister make this pronouncement. We need all the arable land we can have in the maritimes. I can assure the committee that this is not a partisan matter at all. It is something that all of us from the maritimes have asked for in one way or another, some vocally on the floor of the house, some of us more quietly perhaps, by correspondence and by direct representations. That goes for all parties in the maritime provinces. I appreciate very much the general support and interest shown by the rest of the committee in this matter.
Subtopic: RECLAMATION AND DEVELOPMENT-ASSISTANCE TO MARITIME PROVINCES