April 8, 1957 (22nd Parliament, 5th Session)

PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Pearkes:

On a question of privilege, that is the whole point of this discussion. I am a member of the fisheries committee and I never received any notice of the meeting. If I had been invited or asked to attend the meeting I would have been there but the
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government did not send any notice to me and to other members of this party that there was to be a meeting of the fisheries committee. In spite of the fact that I expressed interest in this resolution on Saturday, in spite of the fact that I have been in the building all day with the exception of between 3.30 and 4 p.m., no notice was given to me of the meeting. You need not look up Votes and Proceedings because no notice is given there of the meeting. I was not notified and another member of this party also was not notified of the meeting.
I appreciate the fact that the minister no doubt gave a very full report to the selected members of the fisheries committee who were invited to be present to hear what the minister had to say. I will now ask the minister to explain what happened at the committee meeting.

Topic:   NORTH PACIFIC FUR SEALS
Subtopic:   IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERIM CONVENTION ON CONSERVATION
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