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House of Commons Debates


VOLUME 140 

 

 

NUMBER 085 

 

 

1st SESSION 

 

 

38th PARLIAMENT 

 


OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD)

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Speaker: The Honourable Peter Milliken

 

Petitions

Mr. John Cummins (DeltaŚRichmond East, CPC):  Mr. Speaker, I have a petition today from residents of British Columbia concerned about the mismanagement of the Fraser River sockeye.

 

    After last summer's disaster, the government appointed a committee headed by a former chief justice of British Columbia, Mr. Williams, to examine this problem. Mr. Williams was promised all sorts of assistance and any documentation that he required from the government. Yet the minister has refused to provide that committee with the documentation it needed.

 

    That is why these petitioners are calling upon the government to establish a judicial inquiry into the management of the fishery, so that any of these documents would be presented as requested.