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

LIB

James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. Sinclair:

That, of course, is a matter which will be worked out when this international commission, with one commissioner for each of the four nations, is set up. But you can rest assured that if we do not have inspectors and do not get assurance of the Russian kill, we will not deliver this share of the Pribilof kill which of course is the more important thing.
Now that we both have had our moment of heat, I may tell the hon. member that as well as making a fairly long comment in committee this afternoon I mentioned the fact that he has always shown a great interest in this fur seal question. As a matter of fact, I was surprised that the hon. member was not there. But if he did not get notice, I can understand that. I also dealt with his sug gestion that the proceeds of Canadian skins be made available for fisheries research on the west coast in the same way as the interest on the $5i million of the Ashburton award of many years ago is paid annually to the fishermen on the east coast. I do not know whether the hon. member wants me to repeat what I said but I will do so if he desires it.

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