May 3, 1972 (28th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, the representations that Canada has made to Denmark in this matter are, in my time, quite unprecedented. These are the strongest representations that have ever been made by Canada on a commercial matter to any government in the world. The evidence of this is the reaction in Denmark.
So far as the Minister of Fisheries is concerned, he said he would not advocate any change in government policy. When he was pressed on the matter he said, as a personal view, that he thought shoppers might show their displeasure with the Danish government's decision. That is his privilege as a person, and perhaps the hon. gentleman has the same view, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DENMARK-ACTION BY CANADA IN VIEW OF DANISH POSITION ON ATLANTIC SALMON FISHERY
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