Mr. DORION (Translation):
Mr. Chairman, may' I add a few words to what has been stated by the hon. member for Charlevoix Saguenay (Mr. Casgrain). It cannot be gainsaid that the situation of fishermen on the Gaspe coast and of those on the north shore of the St. Lawrence river is absolutely intolerable. However, we must take into consideration the fact that in 1922 the Liberal government, passed an order in council transferring all its fishery rights to the government of Quebec. Since that date, the fisheries come directly under the administration of the provincial government. It is now requested that the Dominion government collaborate with the Quebec government, and it is contended that if there is no co-operation or if anything goes wrong, the Dominion government will be held responsible; but when all is well the Quebec government gets the credit for it. There is but one remedy and that is to cancel the 1922 order in council.
Topic: DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES