Mr. Chairman, I would like to ask the minister a question on item 148 and perhaps I might be permitted to ask it on item 152 at the same time, as both items deal with the international commissions, dealing amongst other things with halibut in the north Pacific ocean.
When I was speaking briefly on the new treaty with the United States regarding the conservation of halibut-that treaty provides for the appointment of one additional commissioner from Canada-I made a suggestion that I would like to repeat now. May I make it very clear that I have not the slightest criticism to offer about the excellent services rendered to Canada by both commissioners who now represent us. At the same time provision has been made for a third commissioner. Under the so-called Japanese peace treaty, under item 152, commissioners from Canada will be appointed.
I would like to ask the minister whether he will give most serious consideration to making certain that on both commissions there shall be a commissioner who is a practical long-line fisherman from the Pacific coast.
Subtopic: SELECTED STATISTICS ON CANADIAN COAL MINING BASED ON REPORTS BY DOMINION BUREAU OF STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND DOMINION COAL BOARD