After considering all the explanations which have been made we thought it advisable to refuse a renewal of the license. The information is contained in numerous letters and protests which are on the departmental files.
The hon. member for Acadia (Mr. Gardiner) asked yesterday what is the intention of the government concerning the Friel report on reparations. I may say in reply that the government is not in a position to submit any legislation on the matter during the course of the present session. Pending the consideration of possible legislation at a later date, the government thinks it would be inadvisable to have the report tabled at present.
On several occasions I have asked the Minister of Marine and Fisheries if he is able to give the house any informaton as to when the report of the royal commission investigating the fisheries of the maritime provinces will be tabled. I should like to ask the question again to-day.