March 26, 1979 (30th Parliament, 4th Session)


Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. T. C. Douglas (Nanaimo-Cowichan-The Islands):

Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43 I wish to raise a matter of urgent and pressing necessity, namely, the arrest by officers of the federal Department of Fisheries of several loggers working in the Queen Charlotte Islands on a project approved by the government of British Columbia and operating within the jurisdiction of the British Columbia department of forests. I ask leave to move, seconded by the member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):
That this House urges the Minister of Fisheries to cease and desist from these arbitrary arrests of loggers working on government-approved projects; and, further, that the minister immediately enter into discussions with the government of British Columbia regarding any matters now in dispute, instead of harassing workmen who are merely carrying out the duties assigned to them by their employer.

Subtopic:   FISHERIES
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