Mr. Chairman, this is the pertinent section of the bill. I should like to make some brief observations and ask one question.
I have received from the Pacific coast representations which indicate that the industry as a whole not only welcomes this bill but welcomes also the regulations which will be adopted thereunder. Bearing in mind that, speaking roughly, the industry consists of two main parts, namely, the fishermen, and the fish houses and processing plants, may we have the assurance from the minister that when the regulations under this provision are being prepared, both sections of the industry will be given ample opportunity to make recommendations and representations with regard thereto? I am not suggesting for one moment that the government should turn over to the industry its power to make regulations. I am asking that, with a view to the drafting of workable and practicable regulations, consideration be given to both branches of the industry, so that we may have the assurance that the regulations will be based upon commercial standards and not solely upon laboratory, abstract and scientific principles. We want the assurance that they will be workable and devised for the protection of the industry as well as of the consuming public, either in this country or, as in this instance, the country to which the goods are exported.
I can assure the minister that under these circumstances he nfill find in all branches of
the industry on the Pacific coast that his act and the regulations will be lived up to in spirit and to the letter.
Topic: FISH INSPECTION ACT
Subtopic: FISH AND FISH CONTAINERS