May I ask the minister a question arising out of the statement which he has just made, Mr. Chairman. The minister stated that the fears held by some of us regarding the United States tariff commission recommending to the government of that country an increase in the duty on our fish are unfounded. He also stated that constant negotiations are taking place at cabinet level between the Canadian and United States governments in this regard. The minister of course knows that repeated attempts have been made by the United States tariff commission to increase this duty. Can the minister assure the committee that there will be no recommendation by the United States tariff commission to increase the duty on Canadian fish?
Topic: DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES