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Andrews (Ind.) asks the Goverment to extend the same fishing rights to Newfoundland and Labrador as the Maritimes

Posted In:  Fisheries
June 15, 2015

House of Commons Debates, 41st Parl, 2nd Sess, No 231 (15 June 2015) at 15070.



  • Mr. Speaker, for a number of years, the current government has promised the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador parity with the rest of Atlantic Canada when it comes to the food fishery. Still, we have one set of rules for the Maritimes and a different set of rules for Newfoundland and Labrador. The minister promised to look at all of the options last July, but still there has been no change. When will the government stop treating the residents of my riding and my province like second-class citizens and extend them the same rights to catch fish for food as fishers in her own province?

    Mr. Scott Andrews

    Avalon, Lib.

  • Mr. Speaker, we certainly understand how important the food fishery is to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. That is why we are looking into the matter to see if there is any way we can extend the food fishery so that people will be able to go and get their food for the winter.

    Hon. Gail Shea

    Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, CPC

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