This is a matter upon which the Minister would hardly Come to a decision without consulting the officers of the department. Every hon. gentleman who has taken any interest in these matters knows that there are great differences of opinion upon these subjects and knows also that the quantity of fish varies greatly with the different seasons. It may be that the regulation in this case is too strict. I will take the matter up with the officer in charge of this branch and will let the hon. gentleman know the decision of the government.
February 28, 1902 (9th Parliament, 2nd Session)