I should like to say a word on behalf of the fishermen of my constituency. I can say to the minister and to the officers of his department that this scheme will give to our fishermen some protection similar to that which farmers and other are getting. Representations have been made on this from
time to time. While we cannot expect every detail of this scheme to be worked out to the entire satisfaction of all at this time, I do believe that the scheme which is outlined by the minister will be a real start on something that will be of great interest to the small liner and to the larger fishermen as well.
As I said at the beginning, I wish to congratulate the minister and his officers for putting this scheme on trial, and I am sure that hon. members who are interested in the fisheries of their constituencies will give every support and co-operation to the minister in working out the details.
Subtopic: SELECTED STATISTICS ON CANADIAN COAL MINING BASED ON REPORTS BY DOMINION BUREAU OF STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND DOMINION COAL BOARD