Hon. Roger C. Simmons (Burin -St. George's):
Madam Speaker, I have a question for my friend, the minister of fisheries.
His fisheries adjustment measures in the gulf have to be a real cruel hoax. The plan does not come anywhere near what is needed there. The criteria are quite unreasonable and discriminatory. Thousands of fishermen and plant workers will not qualify for the compensation. To add insult to injury, because of the bungling of
the minister and his department nobody even seems to know who qualifies for these measures.
I want to ask the minister: Will he now agree to review the program so it can be delivered quickly and a little more fairly than is the indication right now?