I would like to correct
an impression that apparently prevails as stated by the hon. member for Royal (Mr. Brooks) in Hansard at page 821:
It is well known that we in the maritime provinces and Newfoundland produce practically all the lobsters in the world. We have the finest lobsters that are found anywhere. The only lobster, I believe, that is found' outside of Canada is one called the spiny lobster, which in reality is not a lobster at all.
As a matter of fact the United States produce as many lobsters as we export to them. Their production in recent years was as follows:
The year 1933 was the last year for which I could get the figures. The total exports of lobsters to the United States in 1934, the last year for which I could obtain the figures, amounted to 9,744,000 pounds. So that the statement made by the hon. member for Royal that lobsters were found only in the waters off the Canadian coast, to say t/he least is not according to the record. One-third of the exports of lobsters from Canada comes from a district in my constituency extending forty-five miles in length, and in 1934 the exports totalled 3,623,000 pounds. The treaty ensured the continuance of the free item and means a great deal to the people of my constituency.
Topic: WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic: CANADA-UNITED STATES TRADE AGREEMENT