February 27, 1978 (30th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Jack Marshall

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jack Marshall (Humber-St. George's-St. Barbe):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to move a motion under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. A petition from some 40,000 Newfoundland citizens presented to the House of Commons last year gave rise to a non-partisan amendment to the Fisheries Act which requires permission from the Minister of Fisheries and the Environment to enter the area of the seal hunt and gives increased powers to fisheries officers to apprehend violators. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for St. John's East (Mr. McGrath):
That this House orders that the minister of fisheries and the environment give warning to intended violators of the act of the penalties that they will face on illegal entry, such warning to be given such wide publicity that will prevent the needless hostility which could occur at this year's hunt.

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