Is the hon. member aware that figures under the Fisheries Development Act, which is a grants program, show that the proportions of funds received as between Nova Scotia fishermen and British Columbia fishermen are reversed? In point of fact, most of the fishermen in British Columbia are not eligible to receive grants under the Fisheries Development Act. This may explain their resort to borrowing.
April 11, 1974
Subtopic: FARM IMPROVEMENT, SMALL BUSINESSES AND FISHERIES IMPROVEMENT LOANS ACTS AMENDMENTS RESPECTING LOANS AND GOVERNMENT LIABILITY