June 6, 1929 (16th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

William Garland McQuarrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. McQUARRIE:

Have we obtained any results so far from the work that has been done? I presume the commission has been investigating the life history of the Pacific halibut during the four years the commission has been in existence. But is it a fact that notwitstanding the existence of the commission, the halibut fishing has been very greatly depleted and that there is grave fear that the halibut grounds will be barren in a comparatively short time? I assume the minister has read the last report of the commission. If he has, no doubt he has seen there a statement by the commission that this fishery is in a very precarious condition. What benefit is Canada receiving from the expenditure which is being made every year on account of this commission?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MARINE AND FISHERIES
Full View