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

PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Pearkes:

If he is satisfied with the amount of development work being done, may I say that I am quite certain that the fishing industry would like to see more work being carried out on the Pacific coast. I hope that he is not satisfied with the development or with the research which is being done there. The additional money could be well used to the benefit of the fishermen of the Pacific coast.
I should like the minister to comment on that matter and to indicate why the money taken from these pelts could not be used for the further development and improvement of the west coast fisheries and the general help of the fishermen. I am not suggesting the same division as that carried out on the east coast, but I am suggesting that the money which is received from the fur seals which have been living on the Pacific coast fish

might well be used for the improvement of the industry on the Pacific coast.

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